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meaning: "Terrible ape"
Named By: Robert Broom in 1936
Time Period: Pliocene
Location: Ethiopia - Matabaietu Formation
Size: Males estimated to have been about 1.5 meters tall at the shoulder, females would have likely been smaller as in other baboons
Diet: Omnivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains including skull and teeth
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Primates | Cercopithecidae |

Dinopithecus was an extinct genus of giant baboon (as big as a grown man) that lived during the Pliocene of South Africa. Males grew to 5 feet tall (1.52 m), but females were limited in size to 4 feet (1.22 m) tall.

Read more about Dinopithecus at Wikipedia
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