Tiny teeth reveal roots of primates' family tree

Friday, August 8, 2008 - 14:14 in Paleontology & Archaeology

The teensy teeth of a squirrel-sized primate discovered in an Indian open-pit coal mine suggest it chomped on insects galore in the lush rainforest where the animal lived nearly 55 million years ago, researchers say.  The find may stretch timeline for primates in Asia back nearly 10 million years.

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