Era of primates pushed back 10M years

Two newly reported
complete skeletons of primates show that this group that includes humans’
closest relatives such as chimps and lemurs is 10 million years older than scientists
previously thought, pushing our earliest ancestors even closer to the Age of

This discovery,
the most primitive known skeleton of a primate, extends the primate record by a
big chunk of geologic time and changes the prevailing view of how primate
traits evolved.

“It’s sort
of a window into what the earliest primates would have looked like,” said study
author Jonathan Bloch of the Florida Museum of Natural History. – Two Skeletons Push Primates Closer to Dinosaur Era

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