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meaning: "Sun ape"
Named By: Andrews and Martin in 1987
Time Period: Miocene16 Ma
Location: Saudi Arabia
Size: Unavailable
Diet: Herbivore
Fossil(s): Partial left maxilla (upper jaw) and four teeth
Classification: | Chordata | Mammalia | Primates | Hominoidea | Proconsulidae |

Heliopithecus is an extinct genus of primates that existed 16 million years ago during the Miocene epoch. Fragmentary fossil remains of a jaw and isolated teeth were found in Saudi Arabia which have been described as belonging to H. leakeyi. Some authors regard Heliopithecus as synonymous with Afropithecus.

Read more about Heliopithecus at Wikipedia
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