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Ancient teeth from Peru hint now-extinct monkeys crossed Atlantic from Africa
Science Daily ^ | 09 April 2020

Posted on 04/11/2020 7:13:42 AM PDT by zeestephen

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: andes; eocene; godsgravesglyphs; oligocene; paleontology; parapithecids; peru; primate; primates; primatology
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Science Daily:

"The monkeys are believed to have made the more than 900-mile trip on floating rafts of vegetation that broke off from coastlines, possibly during a storm.

"We're suggesting that this group might have made it over to South America right around what we call the Eocene-Oligocene Boundary, a time period between two geological epochs, when the Antarctic ice sheet started to build up and the sea level fell," said Seiffert. "That might have played a role in making it a bit easier for these primates to actually get across the Atlantic Ocean."

1 posted on 04/11/2020 7:13:42 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

I have all I can do to swim across Crystal Lake.


2 posted on 04/11/2020 7:15:59 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Rats Can't Get Over The Fact That They Lost A Rigged Election)
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To: zeestephen

There’s a good joke in there somewhere but i can’t think of it.


3 posted on 04/11/2020 7:15:59 AM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: zeestephen

Tough sale, I mean sail.


4 posted on 04/11/2020 7:16:37 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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"The monkeys are believed to have made the more than 900-mile trip on floating rafts of vegetation that broke off from coastlines..."

Or, maybe...

5 posted on 04/11/2020 7:22:36 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything, it's that history rarely teaches anything.)
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To: zeestephen

6 posted on 04/11/2020 7:22:48 AM PDT by seawolf101 (Member LES DEPLORABLES)
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To: zeestephen

7 posted on 04/11/2020 7:28:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
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To: seawolf101

You made my wife burst out laughing when I told her the story and showed her your “artist’s rendition of how it happened”.


8 posted on 04/11/2020 7:30:15 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: SunkenCiv

Paleontology ping.

Discovery of four teeth from a second distinct African monkey species in Peru.


9 posted on 04/11/2020 7:33:13 AM PDT by zeestephen
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"The monkeys are believed to have made the more than 900-mile trip on floating rafts

Nope, they tried to swim....that's why they're now extinct.

10 posted on 04/11/2020 7:33:23 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (How did I survive the Swine flu and the killer flu of 2017-18 without govt. help?)
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To: zeestephen
"The monkeys are believed to have made the more than 900-mile trip on floating rafts of vegetation that broke off from coastlines, possibly during a storm.

Oh please. And what did they use for food on this 900 mile journey? Oh, that's right. They used their gas-powered boat motors constructed from coconut hulls.

11 posted on 04/11/2020 7:37:48 AM PDT by eastexsteve
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To: eastexsteve

Maybe they started out with more than arrived. The rest tasted like chicken.


12 posted on 04/11/2020 7:43:19 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: zeestephen

Africa and South America used to be connected.


13 posted on 04/11/2020 7:45:48 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: zeestephen

Maybe they came across with gourds, because gourds are thought to have floated over to the New World from Africa, too.


14 posted on 04/11/2020 7:51:11 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: Gay State Conservative

In a little row boat?


15 posted on 04/11/2020 7:58:17 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: eastexsteve

Uh, Pangea? Golden Gate Bridge?


16 posted on 04/11/2020 7:59:29 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: eastexsteve

The leader of the group was called the Skipper and the bumbling first mate was named Gilligan!


17 posted on 04/11/2020 8:01:34 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: dp0622
Oh yes you can, however, your classy sophisticated personality won't let you.😃
18 posted on 04/11/2020 8:26:43 AM PDT by Keyhopper (Indians had bad immigration laws)
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You DO KNOW who you’re posing to, right?? :)

Those are NOT two words used often to describe my personality.

Or ever :)


19 posted on 04/11/2020 8:30:42 AM PDT by dp0622 (Radicals, racists dont point fingers at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin to make ends meet)
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To: zeestephen

20 posted on 04/11/2020 8:30:43 AM PDT by TruthWillWin
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