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Oldest Primate Skeleton Ever Found Shows Earth’s Earliest Primates Lived in the Treetops

June 14, 2017

A new study lead by Stephen Chester, an assistant professor at Brooklyn College, on 62-million-year-old bones reveals the small creatures ‘undoubtedly lived in trees,’ squashing earlier arguments that claimed they were built for life on the ground. “The discovery of the oldest known partial primate skeleton in New Mexico has provided anatomical evidence on their lifestyle, indicating that they were better equipped to climb trees and hang onto branches,” wrote the Daily Mail UK.

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