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New Abu Dhabi Fossil Discovery Supports “Out of Africa” Monkey Dispersal

New Abu Dhabi Fossil Discovery Supports “Out of Africa” Monkey Dispersal

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Just when and how Old World monkeys—a diverse and widespread group that includes macaques, baboons, and leaf monkeys—dispersed out of Africa and into Eurasia has never been fully understood. But a new discovery of an about 7-million-year-old monkey fossil from Abu Dhabi by a team of researchers at institutions around the world, including the American Museum of Natural History, provides important clues to the questions.

Tags: Mammalogy

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