Friday, October 29, 2010

Mammalian Evolution

A New York Times article, yesterday, reports that an anthropoid ancestor of the primate, may have originated in Asia rather than Africa. Anthropoids, as I found out, were creatures between the about twice the weight of chinchilla but smaller than a marmot. Although they were the size of a large rodent, they looked very much like primates.
Picture from NYT article: Lybia, where the fossils were found

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