"Oreopithecus is an extinct hominoid primate from the Miocene epoch whose fossils have been found in today's Tuscany and Sadinia in Italy; (from the Greek ὄρος, oros and πίθηκος, pithekos, meaning "hill-ape"). It existed 9 to 7 million years ago in the Tusco-Sardinian area when this region was an isolated island in a chain of islands stretching from central Europe to northern Africa in what was becoming the Mediterranean Sea."
Blog Posts and Articles
- "Oreopithecus: A Human Child’s Jaw in Coal?" (Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, 7/25/2007)