The morphology of mandibular molars of the two Proconsul species, Proconsul major and Proconsul africanus, from the Tinderet region, Kenya was analyzed. While the molar size variability within the Tinderet P. major was slightly greater than those of local African ape subspecies, the shape variability was comparable. Because the two Proconsul species show some differences in cusp areal proportions, P. major is not just a larger P. africanus in molar morphology. Napak specimens are generally similar to the Tinderet P. major.
- Molar cusp areas
- Proconsul africanus
- Proconsul major
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics