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For more than 80 years, Proconsul has held a pivotal position in interpretations of catarrhine evolution in East Africa. From early hypotheses of phyletic relationships with modern apes to more

For more than 80 years, Proconsul has held a pivotal position in interpretations of catarrhine evolution in East Africa. From early hypotheses of phyletic relationships with modern apes to more recent debates over their position within Hominoidea, the well-preserved fossils of this genus have been a foundation for most evolutionary scenarios regarding the early diversification of hominoids.

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    McNulty, Kieran P., Begun, David R., Kelley, Jay, Manthi, Fredrick K., & Mbua, Emma N. (2015). A systematic revision of Proconsul with the description of a new genus of early Miocene hominoid. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 84(0), 42-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2015.03.009

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