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Piecing Together an Extinct Lemur, Large as a Big Baboon
July 28, 2008
Researchers have used computed tomography technology to virtually glue newly discovered skull fragments of a rare extinct lemur back into its partial skull, discovered over a century ago. The skull fragments are separated by thousands of miles, with the partial skull in Vienna and the pieces of frontal bone in the United States. The result of the digital manipulation is a nearly complete skull, which is one of only two known skulls for its species.
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