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New Fossil Primate Suggests Common Asian Ancestor, Challenges Primates Such as 'Ida'


July 1, 2009

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According to new research published online in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B (Biological Sciences) on July 1, 2009, a new fossil primate from Myanmar (previously known as Burma) suggests that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes evolved from primates in Asia, not Africa as many researchers believe.Full Story

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Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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