Micropithecus clarki, a small ape from the Miocene of Uganda.


Journal Article

Micropithecus clarki, from Miocene sediments of Napak, Uganda, is the smallest known hominoid primate, living or fossil. In facial morphology it is very similar to extant gibbons. Dentally, it is most similar to the small apes from the Miocene of Kenya, Dendropithecus and Limnopithecus. All of the apes from the early Miocene of East Africa seem to represent a single phyletic group that could be easily derived from the Oligocene apes known from the Fayum of Egypt. Pliopithecus from the Miocene of Europe is more closely allied with the Oligocene radiation than with the later East African radiation.

Full Text

Cited Authors

  • Fleagle, JG; Simons, EL

Published Date

  • November 1, 1978

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 427 - 440

PubMed ID

  • 367175

Pubmed Central ID

  • 367175

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-8644

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9483

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/ajpa.1330490402


  • eng