Researchers from around the world teamed up to make discovery; Only specimen part of Field Museum collections
Skull of Rungwecebus kipunji, the first new genus of a living primate from Africa to be identified in the past 83 years.
For the first time in 83 years, scientists have identified a new genus of a living primate from Africa, according to research to be published by Science May 11 in the online Science Express.
"This is exciting news because it shows that the age of discovery is by no means over," says William Stanley, a co-author of the study and mammal Collection Manager at The Field Museum, where the worlds only specimen of this forest-dwelling monkey "resides" in the museums vast collections.
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