Kenyapithecus wickeri was a fossil ape discovered by Louis Leakey in 1961 at a site called Fort Ternan in Kenya. The upper jaw and teeth were dated to 14 million years ago. One theory states that Kenyapithecus may be the common ancestor the of all the great apes. More recent investigations suggests Kenyapithecus is more primitive than that and is only slightly more modern than when Proconsul is considered to be an ape. Evidence suggests that Kenyapithecus wickeri one of the species that started a radiation of apes out of Africa. FOR FURTHER READING,GO TO: