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Ancient teeth from Peru hint now-extinct monkeys crossed Atlantic from Africa

Science Daily Thursday, 9 April 2020
Four fossilized monkey teeth discovered deep in the Peruvian Amazon provide new evidence that more than one group of ancient primates journeyed across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa. The teeth are from a newly discovered species belonging to an extinct family of African primates known as parapithecids. Fossils discovered at the same site in Peru had earlier offered the first proof that South American monkeys evolved from African primates.
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News video: Ancient Monkeys Undertook 900-Mile-Trip On Floating Rafts To Cross Atlantic

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Scientists say that, about 34 million years ago, ancient monkeys traveled 900 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on rafts.

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