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  Pliopithecus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pliopithecus is a primate of the Miocene and the Pliocene.
The Pliopithecus is an ancestor of the modern gibbon.
According to a 1978-edition of a book on humans of the time-life books.inc these would have been the oldest ancestors of humankind discovered.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pliopithecus   (78 words)

 Kit Constable Maxwell's Website
At 30m years ago Pliopithecus was credited with having started the genetic drift into the mammalian sub species.
Pliopithecus, Ramapithecus, A/Africanus, Homo Sapiens, Neanderthal, Cro Magnon,
It then took a further 1m years for the next stage to appear, the now fully omnivorous Homo Erectus, who lived around 1.5m years ago, and who was not, of course, the first erect member of the species.
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 Kit Constable Maxwell's Website
This was Pliopithecus, a small primate who had the unmistakable finger-and-thumb hands of the genus, and like the lemurs of the old world still sported a tail, which he used in balancing and climbing.
The diminutive Pliopithecus was the direct ancestor of mankind - and in the ensuing 30m years his line branched into the six distinct sub species we recognise as our animal kin.
First came the gibbons, (20m years ago) with their flatter noses and long tails; then came the now tail-less orang-utan (15m years) who were to be followed by gorillas (10m years) humans (at 7m years), pygmy chimps (3m years ago) and finally common chimps (at only 1m years ago).
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 CornSnakes.com Forums - Captivity?
PLIOPITHECUS: Ramapithecus, was shown to be that of an extinct relative of the orangutan.
Pliopithecus was placed on the chart before Ramapithecus because it seemed more monkey-like.
Pliopithecus was named as a hominid because it looked like a cross between two monkeys, the spider monkey and the gibbon, not because it looked part human.
www.cornsnakes.com /forums/showthread.php?p=127600   (2821 words)

 STUDY AIDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
PLIOPITHECUS: One of the earliest proto-apes, Pliopithecus had the look of a modern gibbon although its arms were not as disproportionately long and specialized for swinging through the trees.
Know from numerous fragments adding up to almost complete skeletons, Proconsul is considered to be a very early ape, the ancestor of the chimpanzee and perhaps of the gorilla.
A contemporary of Pliopithecus, it is often found with it in the same fossil site.(EM)
www.squarecircles.com /manandape/manandapemodernsources.htm   (830 words)

First, Pliopithecus hernyáki became Anapithecus hernyáki, and by this transferred from subordo Anthropoidea into subordo Prosimii (Kordos, 1993).
Now again Anapithecus hernyáki is near to Pliopithecus, so a catarrhyne; anything a Pliopithecus may be exactly.
Rangwapithecus sericus/serus was originally defined by Kretzoi, the holotype is RUD 71, but since 1991 it is rather Anapithecus hernyáki according to both [7] and [15], but for the Rangwapithecus genus I would look at Dryopithecus.
www.rmki.kfki.hu /~lukacs/KORDV.htm   (2790 words)

 Pun 2.3.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
As shown in Figure 2.14, the evolution of Hominoidea can be traced by three separate lines.
Each can be represented by an extinct genus, [95] namely, Pliopithecus, Dryopithecus, and Ramapithecus.
Pliopithecus was discovered in Europe from rocks dated between the Miocene (25 million years ago) and Pliocene (6 million years ago) eras.
www.ibri.org /Books/Pun_Evolution/Chapter2/2.3.htm   (2972 words)

 Edouard Armand Lartet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Some examples of fossils he studied were manatees, a few birds, bear, cave lions and elephants.
Throughout his career, Lartet had many contributions that he discovered including “Pliopithecus antiquus, the first fossil ape found”, “Dryopithecus fontani, another fossil ape”, and he evaluated fossil material from French caves” (Collier).
Throughout this time there was great debate in relations to whether the Ice Age mammals had coincided with ancient humans.
www.mnsu.edu /emuseum/information/biography/klmno/lartet_edouard.html   (362 words)

 Apes - Distribution in Time, Geographical Distribution, Zoological Position and Affinities
Two other species of ape have been found allied to Hylobates, but of smaller size than dryopithecus, and showing some probable affinity to Semnopithecus.
These are Pliopithecus antiquus (Lartet), and P. platyodon (Biedermann).
Of the former, two imperfect lower jaws were found in fresh-water deposits at Sansan, nearAuch, in France; while of the latter, an upper jaw has been found in Zurich at Elgg, in the upper fresh-water Molasse there.
www.1902-encyclopedia.com /A/APE/ape-3.html   (2541 words)

 MIOCENE - LoveToKnow Article on MIOCENE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The mammalian land-fauna of Europe made striking advances, and assumed a decidedly African aspect.
Marsupials had disappeared from it before the Burdigalian period, during which primitive genera like Palaeochoerus, Hyopotamus, and the hornless ruminants Anthracotherium and Brachyopus, became extinct, while proboscideans (Mastodon, Dinotherium), rhinoceros and apes (Oreopithecus, Pliopithecus) came in, followed by antelopes, beavers and probably Machaerodus in the Vindobonian.
The spread of turf-forming grasses was succeeded in the Pontian by an enormous increase of herbivorous mammals, including Hip parion and horned ruminants (Helladotherium, Antilope, Cervus, Camelopardalis, Palaeotragus), whose migrations were facilitated by the desiccation of the Medi terranean basin.
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 Portable Planetariums Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
However, many scientists are today reluctant to call these archaic forms primates and regard them instead as members of a separate order Plesiadapiformes.
A contemporary of Pliopithecus, it is often found with it in the same fossil site.
A likely side branch on man’s family tree, Oreopithecus is believed to have stood around four feet tall and weighed about 80 lbs.
www.planetarios.com /hominidosa.htm   (8900 words)

 Top Evidences Against the Theory of Evolution
The first four were placed before Ramapithecus precisely because they looked even more ape or monkey like than Ramapithecus itself.
In fact, the first and second ones on picture #10, Pliopithecus and Proconsul, were named as hominids only because they looked like a cross between certain known monkeys.
It is observed, "Pliopithecus resembled a modern day spider monkey except for its skull, face and teeth, which looked like those of a gibbon." (
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 Renaissance Social Evolution
These creatures were able to take a variety of postures and get about in many different ways, including walking, running, galloping, leaping, climbing, reaching, and hanging.
Some scientists have referred to these more human-like predecessors as "dryopithecids," which includes members of the genus Dryopithecus and Pliopithecus.
Fifteen million years ago there arose the first hominids or hominid-like creatures -- members of the genus Ramapithecus.
www.vernonjohns.org /vernjohns/rnsocevo.html   (2237 words)

 Part 8: What the Creation Book Says About the Evolution of Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Again, we find a case of mosaic evolution that is the mark of a genuine transitional form...
An earlier member of the [gibbon] family, Pliopithecus, is found in Miocene and Pliocene time; it resembled the living gibbon in cranial structure but had not yet developed the long arms of today's gibbon.
A link between Pliopithecus and Aegyptopithecus may exist in a possible intermediate of late Oligocene and early Miocene time called Micropithecus...
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 Definition of pliopithecus - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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 Welcome to Mayan Majix - Mayan Calendar Products, Mayan Astrology, Mayan Jewelry, Mayan Books, Mayan Links, Ancient ...
The Familial Cycle's 3rd "Day" began 28.5 million years ago.
Monkeys showed up 40 million years ago during the 1st "Day" of this cycle but during the 3rd "Day" the first tailless Apes, Pliopithecus, Dryophecus and Ramapithecus appeared.
This was a direct step away from "all fours and a tail, living" and toward, Homo erectus.
www.mayanmajix.com /art035.html   (1248 words)

 PALEOLITHIC - picture of the period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Devinska Nova Ves, western suburb of Bratislava, we can still clearly identify large limestone quarry.
Lime cliff, remnant of peninsula in shallow Neogene shelf sea, brought during WWI unexpected finds: seven complete skeletons of genus Pliopithecus, from family Pliopithecidae (25-15 mil years ago).
They were found on place called Capfe Crevice, name given after the name of quarry owner Helmut Capfe.
www.mujweb.cz /Veda/archaeology/paleolithic-Slovakia.htm   (2829 words)

 Man in Evolution - Appendix 2
Thus, a really enormous latitude is allowed for individual variation in development of the human mind and its physical focus -- the brain -- within the whole of the Hominidae, or family of man: that is to say, among its different genera.
Another fossil primate discussed by Dr. Kurten, that of a creature named Oreopithecus, has been dated at about 12-13 million years old -- contemporary with forms of Dryoithecus, Pliopithecus (an ancestral gibbon) and Ramapithecus.
All known Oreopithecus fossil remains come from coal strata in Italy, and fossil fragments of it have been known since 1871.
www.theosociety.org /pasadena/man-evol/mie-ap2.htm   (10812 words)

 History of Physical Anthropology
In 1837 while searching in Southern France among the rich fossil deposits of Sansun, he discovered an arm bone and several fragments of a skull of an ape in deposits that were clearly associated with extinct animals of the Middle Tertiary Period.
Its anatomy was reminiscent of a modern gibbon and Lartet gave it the scientific name Pliopithecus.
In 1856, Lartet described another anthropoid ape from France, to which he gave the name Dryopithecus.
uts.cc.utexas.edu /~bramblet/ant301/two.html   (12535 words)

 NCSE Resource   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Pandas' Figure 4-13 contains a number of gross inaccuracies that have been pointed out by Scott (1990).
Old World monkeys are not older than apes, chimpanzees are pongids, and the fossil forms Pliopithecus, Australopithecus and Oreopithecus have not continued to the present!
There are no fossils of chimp, orang and gorilla and none of the fossil records are continuous, as the diagram implies.
www.natcenscied.org /resources/articles/1422_55_sonleitner_what39s_wr_11_24_2004.asp   (7575 words)

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