The Chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) is one of the best-known characters of the southern African landscape. What we have not known until recently, however, is that South Africa may be home to two distinct baboon species, separated around 1.5 million years ago during a time of immense environmental change. This has important implications for the conservation of biodiversity in the future.
Full Article: Research Office – Genetic diversity of the Chacma baboon key to understanding conservation in a time of climate change –
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