The First and Last North American Primates

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Early primates not only lived in North America — our primate family tree actually originated here! So what happened to those early relatives of ours?

Thank you to these paleoartists for allowing us to use their wonderful illustrations:
Nobu Tamura: https://spinops.blogspot.com/
Julio Lacerda: https://twitter.com/JulioTheArtist
Fabrizio de Rossi: https://www.facebook.com/ArtofFabricious/
Patrick Lynch: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Purgatorius_PNAS.jpg

Thanks to Amy Atwater for the Omomyiform fossil photo. https://www.instagram.com/mary_annings_revenge

The paper discussing Panamacebus:
Bloch, J., Woodruff, E., Wood, A. et al. First North American fossil monkey and early Miocene tropical biotic interchange. Nature 533, 243–246 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature17415

This video features this Paleogeographic Map: Scotese, C.R., 2019. Plate Tectonics, Paleogeography, and Ice Ages, YouTube video: https://youtu.be/UevnAq1MTVA.

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