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An Asian Origin for Human Ancestors?

InfiniteZero (587028) writes | more than 2 years ago

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InfiniteZero (587028) writes "Researchers agree that our immediate ancestors, the upright walking apes, arose in Africa. But the discovery of a new primate that lived about 37 million years ago in the ancient swamplands of Myanmar bolsters the idea that the deep primate family tree that gave rise to humans is rooted in Asia. If true, the discovery suggests that the ancestors of all monkeys, apes, and humans—known as the anthropoids—arose in Asia and made the arduous journey to the island continent of Africa almost 40 million years ago."
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Before there were apes ... (1)

Taco Cowboy (5327) | more than 2 years ago | (#40229021)

If my mind serves me correctly, the first animal that had mammalian features looked like rats

I wonder if anyone has any idea how "rats" get to evolve into "monkeys" ?

Re:Before there were apes ... (1)

AHuxley (892839) | more than 2 years ago | (#40229241)

The monkey to alien with probe to human connection that needs some help :)
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