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Proconsul
Temporal range: Miocene
Proconsul NT
A restoration of Proconsul
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Superfamily: Hominoidea
Family: Proconsulidae
Subfamily: Proconsulinae
Genus: Proconsul
Hopwood, 1933
Referred species
  • Proconsul africanus
  • Proconsul gitongai
  • Proconsul major
  • Proconsul meswae

Proconsul is a hominoid primate from Miocene Kenya and Uganda. It is named after a circus primate named Consul. The genus contains four species, P. africanus, P. gitongai, P. major, and P. meswae.

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  1. https://www.mindat.org/taxon-4827206.html

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