Sivapithecus

[ siv-uh-pith-i-kuh s, -puh-thee-kuh s ]
/ ˌsɪv əˈpɪθ ɪ kəs, -pəˈθi kəs /

noun

a genus of extinct Miocene primates of Asia that resemble the modern orangutan.

Origin of Sivapithecus

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