[ siv-uh-pith-i-kuhs, -puh-thee-kuhs ]
/ ˌsɪv əˈpɪθ ɪ kəs, -pəˈθi kəs /
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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
Words nearby Sivapithecus
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A chiefly frugivorous stage, with large canines and parallel rows of cheek teeth (cf. Sivapithecus).
Palæopithecus, Dryopithecus, Palæosimia, and Sivapithecus are extinct simians.