New species of monkey discovered with creepy face

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A new species of monkey has been discovered with a very creepy human-like face.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/science/a-new-kind-of-monkey-with-colors-that-set-it-apart.html
 

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Looks like my long lost uncle.
 
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"And adult males have a huge bare patch of skin in the buttocks, testicles and perianal area"

I think the authors spared the monkey some embarrassment by only showing his face.
 
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"And adult males have a huge bare patch of skin in the buttocks, testicles and perianal area"

I think the authors spared the monkey some embarrassment by only showing his face.

So if that's called 'manscaping' when men do it, is it 'monkeyscaping' for these guys?

I think that face is adorable.
 
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It has human-like facial features, which is creepy.
 
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You know if it wasn't real, I swear it would be a leaked screenshot of a new Pixar movie.
 
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It has human-like facial features, which is creepy.

The title of your thread, initially, gave me the thought of an ugly faced mammal. However the second I saw the pictures two thoughts ran into my mind: these new species of monkeys are not ugly, and they have facial expressions that is synonymous with humans.

Now I see your point.
 
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The title of your thread, initially, gave me the thought of an ugly faced mammal. However the second I saw the pictures two thoughts ran into my mind: these new species of monkeys are not ugly, and they have facial expressions that is synonymous with humans.

Now I see your point.

They are kind of cute.
 

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