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Primates on the brink

...losest living relatives-the world's apes, monkeys, lemurs and other primates-face increasing peril from humans and some could soon disappear forever, according to a report released today by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN-The World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the Internat...

Ancient DNA confirms single origin of Malagasy primates

...tment of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Living lemurs comprise more than 50 species, all of which are un...dy is that the phylogenetic placement of subfossil lemurs adds additional support to the hypothesis that non-human primates colonized Madagascar only once," Y...

Three new species of lemurs identified

...om Madagascar and Europe identified new species of lemurs based on differences in a specific gene sequence. ...many, France and Switzerland classified individual lemurs on the basis of either their chromosome profile, called a 'karyotype', or the sequence of the mitoch...

Seeing the serpent

...pressure to evolve better vision. For example, the lemurs of Madagascar do not have any venomous snakes in their environment, and in evolutionary terms "have stayed where they are," Isbell said. In South America, monkeys arrived millions of years before venomous snakes, and show less specialization in their...

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