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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.

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Helping Fossils Find Their Place in the Tree of Life

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A single tooth, part of a jaw, a piece of a skull: sometimes, that is all scientists have to tell the story of animals that went extinct millions of years ago. But new methods developed by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History and Stony Brook University are making it easier to accurately place these animals in the tree of life with partial fossils and DNA data.

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