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When scientists announced in May the discovery of a fossil which showed an evolutionary â€œmissing linkâ€ between humans and apes, experts were skeptical the fossil was even a close human relative.
Norwegian paleontologist Jorn Hurum says he paid nearly $750,000 for Ida the fossil, which he suspects is an evolutionary missing link. Hurum said he had no regrets regarding his purchase of the controversial fossil from an amateur collector, who had kept the fossil in a basement for 25 years since it was initially discovered in Germany in 1983, The Times of London said Thursday. It's the only near-complete fossil primate ever found.