Oldest monkey fossils in the Americas discovered in Peru

Oldest monkey fossils in the Americas discovered in Peru
Thursday February 12, 2015
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The British journal Nature published an article about the Perupithecus Ucayaliensis, a recently discovered specimen of primates found in Peru but originating from Africa.

The fossils they uncovered of this primate demonstrates monkeys arrived in the Americas about 36 million years ago. This is 10 million years earlier than they thought before when the oldest discovered fossils of monkeys in the continent were the ones found in Salta, Bolivia of approximately 26 million years old.

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