[ rah-muh-pith-i-kuhs, -puh-thee-kuhs ]
/ ˌrɑ məˈpɪθ ɪ kəs, -pəˈθi kəs /
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a genus of extinct Miocene ape known from fossils found in India and Pakistan and formerly thought to be a possible human ancestor.
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Origin of Ramapithecus
<New Latin (1934), equivalent to Sanskrit RāmaRama + Greek píthēkos ape
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