Cranial Capacity of Oreopithecus bambolii

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Science  09 Sep 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3428, pp. 670-672
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3428.670


From a plaster reconstruction of the skull of the August 1958 skeleton, the cranial capacity of Oreopithecus bambolii has been estimated as fallingbetween 276 and 529 cubic centimeters, thus within the ranges of variation of both orangutan and chimpanzee. In cranial capacity, therefore, and probably in body-brain ratio as well, Oreopithecus is a hominoid.