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Evidence Found To Support Nocturnal Bottleneck Theory
2012-11-01 09:33:36

Most species of diurnal mammals have retained the imprint of nocturnal life in their eye structures since the age of dinosaurs. However, anthropoid primates - including humans, monkeys and apes - are the only groups that deviate from this pattern.

Eye Size Determined By Maximum Running Speed In Mammals
2012-05-02 10:19:28

Maximum running speed is the most important variable influencing mammalian eye size other than body size, according to new research from The University of Texas at Austin.

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2011-05-17 07:39:35

Physical anthropologist Chris Kirk has announced the discovery of a previously unknown species of fossil primate, Mescalerolemur horneri, in the Devil's Graveyard badlands of West Texas.

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2010-03-02 14:10:00

A fossil that was celebrated last year as a possible "missing link" between humans and early primates is actually a forebearer of modern-day lemurs and lorises.

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2008-10-14 10:50:00

More than 40 million years ago, primates preferred Texas to northern climates that were significantly cooling, according to new fossil evidence discovered by Chris Kirk, physical anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin.

2008-06-24 12:02:58

By Matthew Watkins, The Eagle, Bryan, Texas Jun. 24--Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk said he never thought he would see a time when he would worry about potential chemical attacks.


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