20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes

August 24, 2019 - General

It has long been thought that the brain size of anthropoid primates–a diverse group of modern and extinct monkeys, humans, and their nearest kin–progressively increased over time. New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America shows instead that the pattern of brain evolution in this group was far more checkered.

An exceptional fossil skull of Chilecebus carrascoensis, a…

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