Six new fossil species form ‘snapshot’ of primates stressed by ancient climate change

Posted by on May 5, 2016 6:47 pm
Categories: Science

Researchers have unearthed a “mother lode” of a half-dozen fossil primate species in southern China.These primates eked out an existence just after the Eocene-Oligocene transition, when drastic cooling slashed their populations, rendering discoveries of such fossils especially rare.

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