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Sivapithecus

[ siv-uh-pith-i-kuhs, -puh-thee-kuhs ]
/ ˌsɪv əˈpɪθ ɪ kəs, -pəˈθi kəs /
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noun
a genus of extinct Miocene primates of Asia that resemble the modern orangutan.
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Origin of Sivapithecus

<New Latin, equivalent to Siva (<Sanskrit śivaShiva) + Greek píthēkos ape

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