Dental variation of Proconsul from the Tinderet region, Kenya

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Abstract

The morphology of mandibular molars of the two Proconsul species, Proconsul major and Proconsul africanus, from the Tinderet region, Kenya was analyzed. While the molar size variability within the Tinderet P. major was slightly greater than those of local African ape subspecies, the shape variability was comparable. Because the two Proconsul species show some differences in cusp areal proportions, P. major is not just a larger P. africanus in molar morphology. Napak specimens are generally similar to the Tinderet P. major.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-497
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Human Evolution
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Dec
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Molar cusp areas
  • Proconsul africanus
  • Proconsul major
  • Variation

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Dental variation of Proconsul from the Tinderet region, Kenya. / Uchida, Akiko.

In: Journal of Human Evolution, Vol. 31, No. 6, 12.1996, p. 489-497.

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