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