(The Gist of Science Reporter) World’s Smallest Fossil Monkey  [JANUARY-2020]


(The Gist of Science Reporter) World’s Smallest Fossil Monkey

 [JANUARY-2020]

World’s Smallest Fossil Monkey

  • Uncovered in Amazon Forests A group of scientists led by Duke University has discovered the 18-million year-old remains of the smallest fossil monkey in the Amazon forests based on a single tooth which is twice the size of a pinhead recently unveiled in a riverbank in southeastern Peru.
  • The discovery will bridge the gap to understand monkey evolution.
  • The study has been reported in the Journal of Human Evolution.
  • The animal has been dubbed as “Parvimico materdei” or “tiny monkey from the Mother of God River.”

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