Meaning of Aegyptopithecus in English:

Aegyptopithecus

Pronunciation /ɪˌdʒɪptə(ʊ)ˈpɪθɪkəs/

noun

  • An extinct ape-like primate, Aegyptopithecus zeuxis (now often placed in the genus Propliopithecus), known from early Oligocene fossil remains found in the Fayum Depression of Egypt, and dated to about 33 million years ago.

Origin

1960s. From scientific Latin Aegyptopithecus, genus name from classical Latin Aegyptus, the name of Egypt + -o- + -pithecus.