New evidence: South American monkeys came from Africa

February 13, 2015 2:23 PM

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New evidence: South American monkeys came from Africa

File photo - A monkey plays in the trees in the Pantanal wetlands near in Pocone outside World Cup host city Cuiaba June 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Eric Gaillard)

The evolutionary mystery of how monkeys arrived in South America may have been solved. New fossil evidence collected by Ken Campbell and his team indicates that monkeys came to the New World from Africa. “One of the teeth is very, very similar to a fossil tooth from Africa,” Campbell, a curator at t...

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