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Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys — a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques — are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new study suggests that as far as … Continue reading

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20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes

New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America shows instead that the pattern of brain evolution in this group was far more checkered. The study suggests that the brain enlarged repeatedly and … Continue reading

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Final widespread ancestor of people and apes weighed about 5 kilograms

New analysis means that the final widespread ancestor of apes — together with nice apes and people — was a lot smaller than beforehand thought, concerning the measurement of a gibbon. The findings, revealed as we speak within the journal … Continue reading

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