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New World Monkey Evolution And Migration
2014-01-04 05:01:21

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.

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2008-08-06 12:15:00

Oldest-known Asian fossils of monkey, ape and human ancestry date from about 54.5 million years ago, Duke researchers say.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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