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Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

November 11, 2019 - General

In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys–a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques–are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new study that analyzes the first well-preserved femur of Aegyptopithecus zeuxis, a common ancestor of Old World monkeys and apes, suggests that as far as locomotion goes, apes and Old World monkeys each evolved a way of moving that was different from…

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