Eocene primates of South America and the African origins of New World monkeys

  title={Eocene primates of South America and the African origins of New World monkeys},
  author={Mariano Bond and Marcelo Fabi{\'a}n Tejedor and Kenneth E. Campbell and Laura Chornogubsky and Nelson M. Novo and Francisco Javier Goin},
The platyrrhine primates, or New World monkeys, are immigrant mammals whose fossil record comes from Tertiary and Quaternary sediments of South America and the Caribbean Greater Antilles. The time and place of platyrrhine origins are some of the most controversial issues in primate palaeontology, although an African Palaeogene ancestry has been presumed by most primatologists. Until now, the oldest fossil records of New World monkeys have come from Salla, Bolivia, and date to approximately 26… 

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