Definition of Propliopithecus in English:

Propliopithecus

noun

  • An extinct ape-like primate of the genus Propliopithecus, known from early Oligocene fossil remains found in the Fayum Depression of Egypt, and dated to about 35 million years ago.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Propliopithecus, genus name from pro- + Pliopithecus.

Pronunciation

Propliopithecus

/ˌprəʊpliəˈpɪθɪkəs//prəʊˌplʌɪəʊˈpɪθɪkəs/