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Researchers Discover Oldest Fossil Primate Skeleton
2013-06-05 12:43:41

An international team of researchers has discovered the oldest known fossil primate skeleton, which could shed light of the evolutionary divergence between the lineage leading to modern monkeys, apes and humans on one side and the lineage leading to tarsiers on the other.

Bulging Eyes Of The Tarsier Provide Insight Into Evolution Of Human Vision
2013-03-28 09:58:14

A new study, led by Dartmouth College, suggests that primates developed highly accurate, three-color vision that allowed them to shift to daytime living after eons of wandering in the dark.

Key To Ancient Primate Behavior May Come Inner Ear
2012-06-13 16:42:12

CT scans of fossilized primate skulls or skull fragments from both the Old and New Worlds may shed light on how these extinct animals moved, especially for those species without any known remains, according to an international team of researchers.

New Evidence Points To Asia As Source Of Earliest Anthropoid Primates
2012-06-04 14:15:15

The discovery of a new fossilized primate from Myanmar, Afrasia djijidae, illuminates a critical step in the evolution of early primates; according to a scientific paper describing the discovery that appears today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Savanna Chimps Exhibit Human-like Sharing Behavior
2011-12-02 04:59:09

A new study by Iowa State University anthropology professor Jill Pruetz now reports that chimpanzees from her Fongoli research site in Senegal frequently share food and hunting tools with other chimps.

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2011-06-10 08:33:26

An international team of scientists, with Spanish participation, has shed light on cannibalism and infanticide carried out by primates, documenting these acts for the first time in the moustached tamarin (Saguinus mystax).

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2010-07-15 06:25:00

Fossils unveiled on Wednesday reveal that the last ancestor shared by monkeys and humans lived most likely between 24 and 28 million years ago, which is several million years later than previously assumed.

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2010-04-21 13:52:05

Catalan researchers have discovered in the rubbish dump of Can Mata in the Vallès-Penedès basin (Catalonia) a new species of Pliopithecus primate, considered an extinct family of primitive Catarrhini primates (or "Old World monkeys").

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2009-10-22 06:15:00

When scientists announced in May the discovery of a fossil which showed an evolutionary “missing link” between humans and apes, experts were skeptical the fossil was even a close human relative.

2009-07-16 09:24:32

The discovery of a new primate fossil in Myanmar (formerly Burma) lends weight to the hypothesis that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes (anthropoid primates) originated in Asia, and not in Africa.


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American Journal of Primatology
2012-05-07 07:24:54

The American Journal of Primatology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1981. It is the official journal of the American Society of Primatologists. It publishes issues on a monthly basis with one supplementary issue a year detailing the program of the society’s annual meetings. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Paul Garber (University of Illinois). The journal publishes papers in all areas of primatology, including the behavioral ecology, conservation biology,...

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