Thursday, May 5, 2016

What the heck is a Dinopithecus?


Dinopithecus was an extinct genus of man-sized giant baboons that lived during the Pliocene Epoch in South Africa. Males grew to 5 feet tall (1.52 m), Females were 4 feet (1.22 m) tall. The Pliocene is the epoch in the geologic timescale that extends from 5.333 million to 2.58 million years ago. So, they've been dead a long time. What does this have to do with Dogman?
Well, there are those that have theorized that since baboons have a dog-like muzzle and are also human-like in some ways, Dogman may be surviving Dinopithecus which crossed the Bering Strait at some point. Is this theory any less valid than those that have suggested Bigfoot is a surviving Gigantopithicus? Perhaps, because Gigantopithicus is said to have existed nine million years to as recently as one hundred thousand years ago. It is more likely that a species thought to be extinct 100,000 years ago somehow survived than a species thought to be extinct 2.58 million years ago survived. However, sometimes newer fossils of extinct animals are uncovered and their time of extinction isn't as long ago as once thought. Sometimes, as in the case of the fish known as the Coelacanth, a creature thought to be extinct 66 million years ago was found to be still alive. Back to Dinopithicus, what is known about this creature boils down to partial remains, including skull and teeth. The rest of the morphology information is filled in with knowledge of extant baboons. If you look at the drawing of the Dinopithicus head in the illustration above, it does kind of look like how some werewolves have been depicted.

6 comments:

  1. Look you blithering FOPS..My sasquatch a far bigger "JOHNSON" than your pitiful dogwuss!#!

    JF

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    1. ^ You better wise up son. Dogman is where its at.

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    2. I don't think bigfoot is a baboon because for one i don't think they would clever enough to be as elusive as bigfoot are xx

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    3. Can bigfoot do this:

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/7904436/Baboons-learn-to-listen-for-cars-central-locking-tweet-before-breaking-in.html

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    4. I have considered that dogman is a lemur...

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  2. Thanks for posting this thread! When I first heard of dogman I thought it was a bigfoot that was misidentified. After listening to many first hand witness accounts on various podcasts, my in my opinion, the best explanation for most of the "dogman" sightings is an unknown, extant primate. Specifically, a type of baboon which descended from a dinopithicus or close relative thereof.

    The smoking gun, short of a body, would be a witness who describes flat front teeth and/or two nipples/breasts. Both dogs and baboons have canines, hocks (less pronounced in baboons) and tails but there are NO canines that have flat front teeth and two mammary glands. These tell tale features point to a primate as the no. 1 suspect.



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