This fossil primate was encased within a rock and discovered after the rock was split open, yielding a skeleton and impressions of primate bones on each side of the two rock halves. One half is shown here. (Photo Credit: Dr. Xijun Ni, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing)
CHICAGO (CBS) — A local husband and wife team of anthropologists have co-authored research regarding the discovery of a tiny monkey fossil that is one of the most complete and oldest fossils ever found.
“It’s pretty cool, there’s no way around it,” Northern Illinois University professor Dan Gebo said of the discovery of a 55 million-year-old skeleton of a tiny, tree-dwelling primate.
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