Earliest Dino-Era Primate Discovered

28 January 2007 | 06:38 Code : 12571 Geoscience events
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In the way of new fossil news, comes a press release from Yale, via Science....

  In the way of new fossil news, comes a press release from Yale, via Science Daily, discussing the origins of primates in Wyoming during the age of the dinosaurs. Well, that’s not exactly what it says, but I am merely trying to prepare you for how the media might characterize this paleontological discovery. What’s more important, perhaps, is the realization that the relationships within primates is being rewritten with every new discovery.

So, for example, the new hominoid fossils that are found and written about in the next decade with revise another chapter of our understanding of the relative place of humans, Bigfoot, and other fossil ancestors. In the meantime, here’s this release, although I do not appreciate the use of the word “primitive” in any media treatment. “Archaic,” perhaps, “primitive, no. After all, everything is relative. These primates probably thought they were rather advanced for their time.Paleontologists Discover Most Primitive Primate Skeleton

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