Crossing the Atlantic on driftwood rafts was monkey business

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Crossing the Atlantic on driftwood rafts was monkey business

Undiscovered species travelled from Africa to America 34 million years ago, scientists reveal

Helena Horton

Monkeys made a 1,400km ocean journey on driftwood from Africa to the Amazon 34 million years ago, according to a study.

Four tooth fossils of a newly discovered species of parapithecid primate have been found in the Peruvian Amazon, according to an article in the journal, Science.

The extinct monkeys originated in Africa and researchers at the University of Southern California say they most likely resembled modern marmosets in size...

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