C. abyssinicus Teeth Compared to Modern Female Gorilla Jaw

Following yesterday’s introduction to Suwa et al.‘s new Miocene ape, here is a high(er) resolution photo of three of the 10 million year old teeth compared to a modern female gorilla’s teeth.

Chororapithecus abyssinicus teeth and a female gorilla tooth row

In this view, you see lower dentition of C. abyssinicus, speficially the canine, the first molar, M1, and M3, or the last molar. I’m still waiting to get my hands on the Nature paper, but in this view I think you guys can all see how similar these three teeth are to that of a gorillas, in size and morphology.

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