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Aging monkeys become more selective

08/07/2016 German Primate Center

Scientists study parallels in aging Barbary macaques and humans: the monkeys also become more selective as they age. Selectivity appears to be deeply rooted in primate evolution.  more info

Three new primate species discovered in Madagascar

21/04/2016 German Primate Center

Scientists have described three new mouse lemur species. They live in the South and East of Madagascar and increase the number of known mouse lemur species to 24. more info

The ecological role of fruit aroma

13/04/2016 German Primate Center

Scientists show that the aroma of ripe fruits may be an adaptation whose function is to attract primates to consume the fruits and consequently disperse their seeds. more info

Unnoticed Sex Reversal in Amphibians

06/04/2016 Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Hormonally active substances can affect the hormonal system and the sexual development of animals. Artificial estrogen can lead to a complete feminization of genetic males.  more info

Sex with the other species

16/02/2016 | Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisherie

Mating of European and Eastern tree frogs in the lowlands of Poland results in hybrid frogs that carry sex chromosomes from both species.  more info

Spinosaurus

11/02/2016 Museum für Naturkunde

The first life-sized skeleton model of the giant predatory dinosaur in the world goes on display at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. more info

King Kong was inflexible

06/01/2016 | Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Scientists reach the conclusion that the presumably largest apes in geological history died due to their insufficient adaptability. more info

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