Plio·​pithe·​cus | \ ˌplīōpə̇ˈthēkəs, -ōˈpithə̇kəs \

Definition of Pliopithecus

: a genus of anthropoids found in the Upper Miocene and Lower Pliocene strata of Europe and possibly Asia having a very similar dentition to and commonly held to be ancestral to the gibbons

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First Known Use of Pliopithecus

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Pliopithecus

New Latin, from pleio- + -pithecus

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“Pliopithecus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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