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Earliest primate may have first appeared in North America

12-11-2019


TEarliest primate may have first appeared in North America today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation describes new research from the University of Florida which suggests that the earliest primate, Teilhardina, may have first emerged in North America. 

The mouse-sized primate, which eventually gave rise to monkeys, apes, and humans,  was thought to have first appeared in China. However, the fossil remains of a species found in Wyoming – Teilhardina brandti – date back as far or possibly even farther than remains found in Europe or Asia.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: National Science Foundation

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