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Meaning of Oreopithecus*

Or•e•o•pith•e•cus

Pronunciation: (ôr"ē-ō-pith'i-kus, -pu -thē'kus, ōr"-), [key]
— n.
  1. a genus of fossil primate from the Miocene coal deposits of Italy, formerly considered to be a possible hominid.
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