Oldest Primate Fossil in North America Discovered

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 3, 2008   View Article

A newly found species small enough to fit in the palm of a hand is North America’s oldest known primate, according to a new study.

Christopher Beard, a paleontologist at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, recently discovered fossils of the 55-million-year-old creature on the Gulf Coastal Plain of Mississippi.

Related Posts

New Field Could Explain How Salmon, Turtles, Find Home

Lizards Do “Push ups” to Get Their Neighbors’ Attention

Tiny Radio Tags Offer Rare Glimpse into Bees’ Universe

Inland Ants Crave Salt

Vampire Moth Discovered – Evolution at Work

© 2008-2010 Collected Writings By John Roach