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40 million years old Primate fossils found in Asia

sosaited (1925622) writes | more than 3 years ago

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sosaited (1925622) writes "It has been widely believed that our ancestors originated out of Africa, but a paper published in Nature by Carnegie Museum of Natural History scientists puts this in doubt. The paper is based on the fossils of 4 primate species found in Asia which are 40 million years old , during which period Africa was thought to not have these species.

The diversity and timing of the new anthropoids raises two scenarios. Anthropoids might simply have emerged in Africa much earlier than thought, and gone undiscovered by modern paleontologists. Or they could have crossed over from Asia, where evidence suggests that anthropoids lived 55 million years ago, flourishing and diversifying in the wide-open ecological niches of an anthropoid-free Africa.

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GREAT!!! (1)

Schmyz (1265182) | more than 3 years ago | (#34044666)

...now just prove Bigfoot/Yeti's already.

Big deal (1)

furgle (1825812) | more than 3 years ago | (#34044908)

So the monkeys existed in Asia, and travelled to Africa, - Humans kick these things asses, aboriginal tribes in very little time we travelled to every part of the world (except like Antarctica, but that was cause we were like F-that its cold. ). Take that 40 million year old monkey, you aren't so special.
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