Some new fossil Cercopithecoid specimens from Makapansgat, South Africa
Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research
Eighty-eight new fossil cercopithecoid specimens from Makapansgat, South Africa are considered. They are referred to the species Parapapio broomi, P. jonesi, P. whitei, Cercopithecoides williamsi and Simopithecus darti. With the exception of P. whitei, each of these species has previously been described from this site. The new material considerably extends our knowledge of all of the above species and the species Cercopithecoides molletti, previously described from Swartkrans, must now be sunk and the material referred to C. williamsi. Some remarks are made about the status of the South African species of the genus Simopithecus.
Cercopithecoid; South Africa; Makapansgat