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Nakalipithecus nakayamai
Temporal range: late Miocene
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Nakalipithecus
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N. nakayamai
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Nakalipithecus nakayamai

Nakalipithecus nakayamai is a fossil ape species. It was a discovery of a 10-million-year-old jawbone with teeth, in a volcanic mud in Nakali, Kenya. N. nakayamai is thought to have lived around 9.9 million to 9.8 million years ago. More teeth were found in the same place; eleven of them are thought to belong to this specimen.

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