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After landing in South America approximately 37 million years ago, primates spread as far north as the Caribbean and as far south as Patagonia, according to research currently appearing online in the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.
If you are a male northern muriqui monkey, mom's presence may be your best bet to find and successfully mate with just the right girl at the right time.
Chimpanzees, gorillas and other primate, including humans, share similar aging rates and mortality gender gap.
Two Penn State University researchers have carried out one of the first-ever analyses of the effects of global warming on endangered primates.
The Northern Muriqui (Brachyteles hypoxanthus) is an endangered muriqui, meaning woolly spider monkey, species that is endemic to Brazil. It is rare among primates in that it shows egaliterian social relationships. It can be found in the Atlantic forest region of the Brazilian states of Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro. Muriquis are the biggest species of New World monkeys. The northern muriqui can grow up to 4.3 feet tall. This species feeds mostly on leaves and twigs,...