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Aegyptopithecus

Aegyptopithecus was a small, tree-dwelling, fruit-eating animal living about 33MYA. Weighing about 4kg and somewhat resembling a modern-day lemur except for a full set of 32 teeth, this animal has been termed the "Dawn Ape", an important link between earlier mammals and the apes of the Miocene Epoch. Aegyptopithecus was found in the Egyptian Faiyum Depression, a rich source of Oligocene fossils. [NS] {BH}
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