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Primitive Primate Makes The Case For Asian Anthropoid Origins

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October 15, 1999
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Forty million year old fossil teeth and jaw fragments from a new species of early primate found in Myanmar lend support to the idea that the ancestor of all monkeys and apes lived in Asia instead of Africa. The new species, dubbed Bahinia pondaungensis in the 15 October issue of Science, may also shed light on what kind of primate was the likely predecessor to this monkey/ape group.

Forty million year old fossil teeth and jaw fragments from a new species of early primate found in Myanmar lend support to the idea that the ancestor of all monkeys and apes lived in Asia instead of Africa. The new species, dubbed Bahinia pondaungensis in the 15 October issue of Science, may also shed light on what kind of primate was the likely predecessor to this monkey/ape group.


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American Association For The Advancement Of Science. "Primitive Primate Makes The Case For Asian Anthropoid Origins." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 15 October 1999. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/10/991015080116.htm>.
American Association For The Advancement Of Science. (1999, October 15). Primitive Primate Makes The Case For Asian Anthropoid Origins. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/10/991015080116.htm
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