Temporal range: Pliocene
Dinopithecus ingens by hodarinundu-d15nbvf.jpg
A restored sketch sheet of Dinopithecus ingens
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Dinopithecus
Broom, 1936
Species: D. ingens
Binomial name
Dinopithecus ingens
Dinopithecus was a genus of giant baboon (as big as a grown man) that lived during the Pliocene of South Africa. Males grew to 5 feet tall (1.52 m), but females were limited in size to 4 feet (1.22 m) tall.


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