A parapithecid stem anthropoid of African origin in the Paleogene of South America

  title={A parapithecid stem anthropoid of African origin in the Paleogene of South America},
  author={E. Seiffert and M. Tejedor and J. Fleagle and Nelson M. Novo and F. Cornejo and M. Bond and Dorien de Vries and K. Campbell},
  pages={194 - 197}
A South American anthropoid Although there are many primate lineages in the Old World, it is thought that the New World is home to just one group, the platyrrhine monkeys, which appear to have colonized the region during the Eocene. Seiffert et al. describe a new primate species on the basis of fossil molars found in the Peruvian Amazon that appears to belong to the Parapithecidae, a group of stem anthropoid primates best known from northern Africa (see the Perspective by Godinot). The fossils… Expand
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