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Fossil suggests apes, old world monkeys moved in opposite directions from shared ancestor

19:00 EST 7 Nov 2019 | AAAS

(American Museum of Natural History) In terms of their body plan, Old World monkeys -- a group that includes primates like baboons and macaques -- are generally considered more similar to ancestral species than apes are. But a new study suggests that as far as locomotion goes, apes and Old World monkeys each evolved a way of moving that was different from the ancestral species as they adapted to different niches in their environments.

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