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21 May

New Fossil Found: Links Humans and Lemurs?


Could Lemurs be our ancestors?  National Geographic has posted an article which may answer that question.

The fossil, he says, bridges the evolutionary split between higher primates such as monkeys, apes, and humans and their more distant relatives such as lemurs.

In a new book, documentary, and promotional Web site, paleontologist Jorn Hurum, who led the team that analyzed the 47-million-year-old fossil seen above, suggests Ida is a critical missing-link species in primate evolution (interactive guide to human evolution fromNational Geographic magazine).

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Image credit:  belgianchocolate

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