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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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To: rktman
Uh, Pangea? Golden Gate Bridge?

Carnival Cruise, Disney?

21 posted on 04/11/2020 8:41:33 AM PDT by Don Corleone (The truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth)
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To: BenLurkin

They were just trying to be friendly.


22 posted on 04/11/2020 8:52:08 AM PDT by wally_bert (Transmission tone, Selma.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
Must be their ancestor clung to a piece of driftwood. [/sarc, referencing isolationist fake scientists of years gone by] Thanks zeestephen.

23 posted on 04/11/2020 9:15:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: zeestephen

Maybe the teeth were on somebody’s necklace. I hear Carnivale in Rio gets pretty wild.


24 posted on 04/11/2020 9:16:03 AM PDT by mumblypeg
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To: piasa
"Africa and South America used to be connected."

They started breaking apart about 120 million years ago...they're still separating at about the same rate as your fingernail grow.

25 posted on 04/11/2020 9:21:56 AM PDT by blam
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To: piasa

Not at the time of primates I don’t think

I could be wrong


26 posted on 04/11/2020 9:24:23 AM PDT by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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To: zeestephen

Drift speed is quite slow

Water to drink?


27 posted on 04/11/2020 9:25:09 AM PDT by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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To: mumblypeg

Public orgies is par for the course


28 posted on 04/11/2020 9:26:19 AM PDT by wardaddy (I applaud Jim Robinson for his comments on the Southern Monuments decision ...thank you)
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To: zeestephen
Maybe they built a bridge across the Atlantic.

Or it could have been connected...

29 posted on 04/11/2020 9:26:26 AM PDT by Deplorable American1776 (Proud to be a DeplorableAmerican with a Deplorable Family...even the dog is, too. :-))
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To: zeestephen

Luzia Woman

From Brazil, one of the oldest skeletons found in the Americas.

30 posted on 04/11/2020 9:28:16 AM PDT by blam
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To: mumblypeg

Necklace theory makes sense!


31 posted on 04/11/2020 9:29:13 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: wardaddy

Gondwanaland? Maybe they were hikers....


32 posted on 04/11/2020 9:53:27 AM PDT by Pelham (Mary McCord, Sally Yates and Michael Atkinson all belong in prison.)
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To: zeestephen

OR Africa broke away from South America later than we thought, after the ancestors of those monkeys had spread into both.


33 posted on 04/11/2020 9:59:41 AM PDT by JimRed (TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: zeestephen

"....and did those teeth, in ancient time...."
34 posted on 04/11/2020 10:02:33 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: zeestephen; SunkenCiv
***Ancient teeth from Peru hint now-extinct monkeys crossed Atlantic from Africa***

African primates had a navy?
Actually, I find it amazing that primates could cross the Atlantic in prehistoric times but humans could not. Reverse evolution? {devolution}

35 posted on 04/11/2020 10:45:37 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrap Party is the enemy of freedom.They use all the seductions and deceits of the Bolshevics)
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To: Bob Ireland
I remember from ages ago that American primates (other than Bigfoot of course) are not true monkeys because of the number of their toes.

36 posted on 04/11/2020 11:00:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: dfwgator

lol


37 posted on 04/11/2020 11:02:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: zeestephen
Land Ho!!!!


38 posted on 04/11/2020 11:06:10 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: SunkenCiv
***American primates (other than Bigfoot of course) are not true monkeys because of the number of their toes***

Curious... Do I have the correct number of toes? ;)

39 posted on 04/11/2020 11:22:29 AM PDT by Bob Ireland (The Democrap Party is the enemy of freedom.They use all the seductions and deceits of the Bolshevics)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hints at an antediluvian advanced civilization with ships that brought the Monkeys as pets to the new world. Atlantis perhaps? Mu too? Maybe the Conan books were not fantasy after all???


40 posted on 04/11/2020 11:28:15 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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