Anthropological Science
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A Pliocene colobine from the Nakatsu Group, Kanagawa, Japan
MITSUO IWAMOTOYOSHIKAZU HASEGAWAAKIHIRO KOIZUMI
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2005 Volume 113 Issue 1 Pages 123-127

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In 1991, a partial cranium of a fossil colobine monkey was found in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Its geological age is Late Pliocene (ca. 2.5 Ma). It is larger than skulls of living colobine monkeys and resembles a male example of Pliocene Dolichopithecus ruscinensis from France. However, the cranium exhibits some distinctive features, notably very thin postorbital rims (lateral margins of the orbit). Therefore, a new subgeneric and specific name Dolichopithecus (Kanagawapithecus) leptopostorbitalis is given.

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