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Monkeys’ facial patterns related to social order

New links have been found between the colour patterns in a monkey’s face and its social structure and environment.

Research from the University of Washington found that monkeys who live in larger, more social groups have faces with more complex colour patterns than those who live in smaller groups.

Geographic location and environmental factors were also significant for the evolution of the facial colours of monkeys and apes studied.

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