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3D reconstruction of craniums elucidates the evolution of New World monkeys

Publicado em 21 junho 2019
Cranial fossils belonging to two extinct species of monkey — Caipora bambuiorum and Cartelles coimbrafilhoi — were examined by computed tomography (CT) scan and reconstructed with three-dimensional imaging by a group of scientists from various countries. The fossils were found almost 30 years ago in a cave complex in Bahia, Brazil, located in the Caatinga, a semiarid biome that occupies part of Brazil’s Northeast Region. The images were compared with those of craniums from [...]