Definition of Dryopithecus

1. Noun. Genus of Old World hominoids; Miocene and Pliocene.

Exact synonyms: Genus Dryopithecus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Family Hominidae, Hominidae
Member holonyms: Dryopithecine, Dryopithecus Rudapithecus Hungaricus, Rudapithecus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dryopithecus

Drunken Fist
Dryas octopetala
Drymarchon corais
Drymarchon corais couperi
Drynaria rigidula
Dryopithecus Rudapithecus hungaricus
Dryopteris dilatata
Dryopteris filix-mas
Dryopteris fragrans
Dryopteris goldiana
Dryopteris hexagonoptera
Dryopteris marginalis
Dryopteris noveboracensis
Dryopteris oreades
Dryopteris oreopteris
Dryopteris phegopteris
Dryopteris thelypteris

Literary usage of Dryopithecus

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1. Ethnology by Augustus Henry Keane (1896)
"... and Hominidae: Gibbon; Orang; Gorilla; Chimpanzee; dryopithecus; Hominidae— Points of resemblance to and difference from the ..."

2. The Origin and Evolution of the Human Dentition by William King Gregory (1922)
"270) Sivapithecus is provisionally placed as an early offshoot from the dryopithecus stem, intermediate between the dryopithecus-ma.n group and the ..."

3. Palaeontology Or A Systematic Summary of Extinct Animals and Their by Richard Owen (1861)
"In the larger miocene ape (dryopithecus Fontani) the canine is relatively ... The last (third) molar is undeveloped in the fossil jaw of the dryopithecus, ..."

4. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciencesedited by [Anonymus AC02809657] edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1891)
"which were based upon the probable resemblance existing between the fossil dryopithecus and man, entitling the former to be considered the intermediary ..."

5. On the Classification and Geographical Distribution of the Mammalia: Being by Richard Owen (1859)
"There is no law of correlation by which, from the portion of jaw with teeth of the dryopithecus, can be deduced the shape of the nasal bones and orbits, ..."

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