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Duke University

Monkey Migration Out of the Amazon Basin

Caption: As climate and sea levels fluctuated, monkeys dispersed out of the Amazon Basin and evolved in their new ranges. The black outlines represent present-day landmasses, while green and yellow shading represents lowland and highland landmasses during the Late Oligocene and Early Miocene.

Credit: Richard Kay, Duke University

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