November 19, 2004

New Primate Ancestor

A recent fossil discovery in Spain fills in a gap in the primate fossil record just a little bit better. The fossil primate is believed to be one of the first ancestors to move to a partially upright posture, which requires a good few adaptations, and possibly one of the last common ancestors of apes and humans.

Posted by natasha at November 19, 2004 11:14 PM | Science | Technorati links |
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The new species is homo bushitian - an ape with the ability to stand upright but barely speak or think.

Posted by: David Aquarius at November 22, 2004 01:16 AM