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Mandible of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis (Hominidae, Primates) from a new late miocene locality of Macedonia (Greece).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8317563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1990, a new late Miocene locality named "Nikiti 1" or NKT, was discovered near the village of Nikiti (Chalkidiki, Macedonia, Greece) about 100 km east of Thessaloniki City. The locality is situated in the Nikiti Formation, which consists of yellowish sands, gravels and pebbles and has been dated to late Vallesian-early Turolian. Among the initially collected fossils there is a mandible of a hominoid primate, which is described, compared, and attributed to Ouranopithecus macedoniensis. A short review of the species in Macedonia and its phylogenetic relationships are also given.
G D Koufos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of physical anthropology     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0002-9483     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Phys. Anthropol.     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-07-23     Completed Date:  1993-07-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400654     Medline TA:  Am J Phys Anthropol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  225-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Geology, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Hominidae / anatomy & histology*
Mandible / anatomy & histology*
Tooth / anatomy & histology

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