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Fossil hints at primate origins

Fossil hints at primate origins
trefwoorden: Burma - fossiel - enkel - mensachtige
An ankle bone discovered in central Burma could be evidence of an ancient ancestor common to many of today's primates, including humans.
The 45-million-year-old fossil has features that link it to all of the anthropoids, the grouping of human-like species such as apes and monkeys.
If correct, this would tie their line of evolutionary descent to Asia and not Africa as some have suggested.
The findings appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Lees verder bij: BBC News (28 oktober 2003)