THE MISSING LINK

Scientists working in China discovered 45-million-year-old bones from the foot of an extinct primate which fills in a missing branch of the evolutionary tree. Dan Gebo, paleontologist with the Northern Illinois University in the us said that the three-dwelling, mouse-sized animal called Eosimias could solve the hotly debated issue of the origins of higher primate, namely monkeys, apes and humans.

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