JUN 13, 2013 10:33 AM PDT
Chinese fossil discovery casts new light on origin of primates
POSTED BY: Jennifer Ellis
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The long-held belief that primates began their evolution in Africa has been called into question following the discovery in China, of the oldest known primate fossil. An international team of researchers announced in this month's Nature journal, the discovery of Archicebus achilles eleven years after it was found and more than 55 million years after it died.

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