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April 25, 2021

Colobine monkey Mesopithecus pentelicus in late Miocene tropical forest in China

Artist's conception of the colobine monkey (Mesopithecus pentelicus) in a late Miocene tropical forest in China.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants BCS 0321893, BCS 1035897, BCS 1227964, BCS 1227927 and BCS 1227838.]

Learn more about this research in the PennState news story Oldest monkey fossils outside of Africa found. (Date of image: 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: April 25, 2021)

Credit: Mauricio Anton

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