Happy Friday: New primate species discovered
Welcome to scientific awareness, Rungwecebus kipunji!
I always feel weird about saying that a "new" species of primate has been "discovered." Invariably the "new" species has been on the planet longer than humans have. Furthermore, it usually turns out that plenty of people have known about these critters for ages, just not the visiting scientists who "discover" them.
That's no slight on the scientists, of course. It takes a lot of expertise to recognize that an unfamiliar and fast-moving simian belongs to a species heretofore unknown to science, let alone to prove that your monkey is the first-known example of the first new primate genus to be discovered in 83 years.
Hat tip to my brother Loren.