The family Pliopithecidae is an extinct family of fossil catarrhines and members of the Pliopithecoidea superfamily. Their anatomy combined primitive features such as a small braincase, a long snout, and a tail. At the same time, they possessed more advanced features such as stereoscopic vision and ape-like teeth and jaws, clearly distinguishing them from monkeys. Begun and Harrison divide the Pliopithecidae into subfamilies Pliopithecinae and Crouzeliinae. are sometimes placed here as a subfamily, but Begun & Harrison place them in their own family, the Dionysopithecidae.
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