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Saadanius Hijazensis Fossil

July 15, 2010

The new fossil catarrhine, Saadanius hijazensis, dates from 29 million to 28 million years ago and lacks the specialized features that distinguish modern apes and Old World monkeys, suggesting that the split had not yet occurred. credit: University of Michigan