A new extinct primate among the Pleistocene megafauna of Bahia, Brazil.

  title={A new extinct primate among the Pleistocene megafauna of Bahia, Brazil.},
  author={Castor Cartelle and Walter Carl Hartwig},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={93 13},
A nearly complete skeleton of a robust-bodied New World monkey that resembles living spider monkeys was recovered from undisturbed Pleistocene deposits in the Brazilian state of Bahia. The skeleton displays the highly specialized postcranial pattern typical of spider and woolly spider monkeys and shares cranial similarities to the spider monkey exclusively. It is generically distinct on the basis of its robustness (>20 kg) and on the shape of its braincase. This new genus indicates that New… CONTINUE READING

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