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Scientists have been arguing about the evolutionary origins of an extinct monkeyXenothrix mcgregori, for nearly 100 years, Gizmodo reports. It lived in Jamaica for thousands of years before going extinct, and scientists first found samples of its teeth and skull in the 1920s. Since then, they've found some leg and jaw bones that have suggested some odd features, and this has caused a debate: is it a different species than any other monkey on the planet or not?

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