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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


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

Primate News of the Week

Borneo’s orangutans in ‘alarming’ decline: study

Source: Science Reports
Summary: In the island of Borneo the orangutan the population has a dropped significantly and many researchers are attempting to rethink methods for conservation of the critically endangered orangutans. 238 more words


Tarsiers and Primate Taxonomy

Basic Primate Taxonomy:
*Kingdom: Animalia
*Phylum: Chordata
*Class: Mammalia
*Order: Primates

Now here is where it gets interesting

The suborder of primates can be described as Prosimian and Anthropoids. 345 more words


Primate News of the Week

Apes only provide food to conspecifics that have previously assisted them

Source : Max Planck Institutes for Evolutionary Anthropology and for Mathematics in the Sciences in Leipzig… 633 more words