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A new species of great ape was just discovered — and promptly put on the endangered list

A new species of great ape has been discovered by British scientists and immediately listed as the most endangered in the world.

Conservationists had known for several decades that a curious population of orangutans lived in the Batang Toru forests of North Sumatra, Indonesia, but until recently had been unable to compare them with other apes. 369 more words


Brains and eyes

After our first survey on the morphological relationships between eyes and brains, here a comprehensive second study on this same topic. We have analyzed data from computed tomography (orbits and endocranial space) and magnetic resonance (eyes and brain), investigating modern humans, apes, and fossils. 66 more words

Brain Morphology

Redating Homo floresiensis and Reconsidering the Genocide Hypothesis

Originally published at Bizarre Zoology on April 2, 2016

I have no intention for this blog to act as a regular news source, but I will occasionally cover current zoological issues or findings if I feel that I can offer any sort of valuable commentary. 1,115 more words

Anthropogenic Impact

24th July 2017 - Cat Hobaiter, University of St Andrews & Kirsty Graham, University of York

Hi Biotweeps!

Cat (@nakedprimate)

I’ve been a field primatologist with the School of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of St Andrews for the past 12-years. 447 more words


New Fossils Reveal The Mother Continent for South American Monkeys

Originally published on February 8, 2015 at Bizarre Zoology

Illustration of Perupithecus ucayaliensis by Jorge González

Arguably one of the most appropriate nicknames for the continent Africa is that of ‘The Mother Continent’, a name owing to the fact that our own Mitochondrial Eve can be traced to this location. 351 more words


The Economy of the Planet of the Apes

I saw this vandalized movie poster the other day, and I tried to be funny on Twitter (something about anti-consumerist primates, about Caesar not wanting his struggle to be commodified by the movie industry). 745 more words

Tarsiers in Trouble: Vying for a Spot in the Top 25 Most Endangered Primates

From left to right: Tarsius pumilus and the dubious Carilto subspecies Carlito syrichta syrichta, Calrito syrichta carbonarius, Carlito syrichta fraterculus (Nash, 2014; Nash, 2015) 4,416 more words

Biological Anthropology