|Named By:||Andrews and Martin in 1987|
|Time Period:||Miocene16 Ma|
|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.