: a genus of extinct ancient primates (K. africanus and K. wickeri) of eastern Africa held to be part of the great ape and human evolutionary lineage of which the primitive form (K. africanus) is now sometimes included in another primate genus (genus Equatorius)
plural -es : a primate of the genus Kenyapithecus

Word History


New Latin, from Kenya, country in Africa + New Latin -pithecus

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“Kenyapithecus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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