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Scientists Discover Oldest Evidence of Split Between Old World Monkeys and Apes


May 15, 2013

an artist's reconstruction of an ape Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates, according to a study published online in Nature this week led by Ohio University scientists. Full Story

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