Old World Monkeys’ Facial Feats Evolve to Avoid Hybrid

June 27, 2014 5:07 AM

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New York University and University of Exeter's recent study shows that Old World monkeys have undergone significant evolution in appearance to avoid interbreeding with closely related and geographically proximate species.

William Allen and James Higham of NYU and Martin Stevens of the University of Exeter examined 22 unique faces of guenons in their study published on June 26 in the academic journal Nature Communications.

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