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Thursday, May 21, 2009

How "Ida" named new fossil help the study about human origins?

Ida is a new fossil found in Germany that will help to created a good media attention and will likely continue to make waves among those who study human origins.

 The paleontologist team that analyzed the 47-million-year-old fossil seen above, suggests Ida is a critical missing-link species in primate evolution. This fossil, reduces the gap between higher primates (monkeys, apes, and humans) and their more distant relatives such as lemurs.