Fossils indicate common ancestor for two primate groups

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 09:01 in Paleontology & Archaeology

(Phys.org) —Palaeontologists working in Tanzania have discovered the oldest known fossils from two major primate groups—Old World monkeys, which include baboons and macaques, and apes, which include humans and chimpanzees. The study, published online today in Nature, reveals new information about primate evolution.

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