Fossil evidence suggests humans played a role in monkey's demise in Jamaica

Radiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey called Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it may be the one of the most recent primate species anywhere in the world to become extinct, and it may solve a long-standing mystery about the cause of its demise. The short answer: human settlement of its island home.

Fossil evidence suggests humans played a role in monkey's demise in Jamaica

Radiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey called Xenothrix mcgregori suggests it may be the one of the most recent primate species anywhere in the world to become extinct, ...

Wed 9 Aug 17 from Phys.org

Extinction Mystery Solved? Fossil Evidence Suggests Humans Played a Role in Monkey's Demise in Jamaica, Wed 9 Aug 17 from Newswise

Extinction mystery solved? Evidence suggests humans played a role in monkey's demise in Jamaica, Wed 9 Aug 17 from Eurekalert

Study suggests that humans killed off the Jamaican monkey

The researchers, from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, made the finding while carbon dating a Jamaican monkey leg bone discovered in the 1990s.

Thu 10 Aug 17 from Daily Mail

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