Sivapithecus skull (8 million years).
The Sivapithecus indicus skull was discovered in 1979 by D. Pilbeam and S.M. Ibrahim Shah on the Potwar Plateau, Pakistan. This specimen consists of a nearly complete mandible (with complete dentition) and the left side of the face. The facial characteristics of Sivapithecus suggest a very orang-like appearance, however, characteristics in the dentition, such as thick enamel on the molars, point to similarities with early hominids. Recent study of postcranial remains indicates that Sivapithecus was not entirely orang-like. In recreating this important late Miocene specimen, every effort was made to preserve all details, colours and accurate measurements.