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Researchers Discover Oldest Fossil Primate Skeleton
2013-06-05 12:43:41

An international team of researchers has discovered the oldest known fossil primate skeleton, which could shed light of the evolutionary divergence between the lineage leading to modern monkeys, apes and humans on one side and the lineage leading to tarsiers on the other.

Bulging Eyes Of The Tarsier Provide Insight Into Evolution Of Human Vision
2013-03-28 09:58:14

A new study, led by Dartmouth College, suggests that primates developed highly accurate, three-color vision that allowed them to shift to daytime living after eons of wandering in the dark.

Key To Ancient Primate Behavior May Come Inner Ear
2012-06-13 16:42:12

CT scans of fossilized primate skulls or skull fragments from both the Old and New Worlds may shed light on how these extinct animals moved, especially for those species without any known remains, according to an international team of researchers.

2011-02-03 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scoble highlights the fact that Simian is a new kind of project collaboration system for the creative industry.

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2010-09-06 08:48:41

An international collaboration led by a University of Pennsylvania anthropologist has shown that environmental factors, like temperature and light, play as much of a role in the activity of traditionally nocturnal monkeys as the circadian rhythm that regulates periods of sleep and wakefulness.

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2010-04-21 13:52:05

Catalan researchers have discovered in the rubbish dump of Can Mata in the Vallès-Penedès basin (Catalonia) a new species of Pliopithecus primate, considered an extinct family of primitive Catarrhini primates (or "Old World monkeys").

2009-07-16 09:24:32

The discovery of a new primate fossil in Myanmar (formerly Burma) lends weight to the hypothesis that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes (anthropoid primates) originated in Asia, and not in Africa.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.