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The Voice Boxes of Primates Have Evolved Surprisingly Fast, Study Confirms – ScienceAlert

Something strange has happened in the voice boxes (or larynxes) of primates: these organs have evolved much faster than in other types of mammals, based on a comprehensive new study of 55 different species.

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Something strange has happened in the voice boxes (or larynxes) of primates: these organs have evolved much faster than in other types of mammals, based on a comprehensive new study of 55 different species.
The research the first of its type into the evolution of the larynx also shows that primate voice boxes are larger in relation to body size and greater in variation compared with larynxes in other types of animal.
That has scientists intrigued and it’s an indication that primates have more …

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