Ancient DNA reveals history of mystery monkey

Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix — which displays bizarre body characteristics very different to any living monkey — has revealed that it was in fact most closely related to South America’s titi monkeys (Callicebinae). Having made their way overwater to Jamaica, probably on floating vegetation, their bones reveal they subsequently underwent remarkable evolutionary change.

Source: Primates of the Caribbean: Ancient DNA reveals history of mystery monkey: Weird evolution revealed in now-extinct monkey which inhabited Jamaica until a few hundred years ago — ScienceDaily

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