|Named By:||Robert Broom in 1936|
|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|
|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.