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Noun: Algeripithecus minutus
  1. Tiny (150 to 300 grams) extinct primate of 46 to 50 million years ago; fossils found in Algeria; considered by some authorities the leading candidate for the first anthropoid

Type of: hominoid

Part of: Algeripithecus, genus Algeripithecus

Encyclopedia: Algeripithecus minutus