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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 May 2020 2:11 p.m. PST

…. of years ago

"Four fossilized molar teeth excavated in Peru's Amazon basin come from a now-extinct lineage of primates that rafted across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa and reached the inland site between around 35 million and 32 million years ago, researchers say.

Until now, South American sites had yielded only fossils of primates ancestral to those inhabiting the continent today. Fossils from the same Peruvian site had previously suggested that ancestors of modern South American monkeys crossed the ocean from Africa by around 36 million years ago (SN: 2/4/15). The new discovery adds a second group of primate arrivals…"
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 May 2020 6:31 p.m. PST

Primates build rafts?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2020 11:10 a.m. PST

Ha!….

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Zephyr105 May 2020 7:42 p.m. PST

Much simpler explanation: Winged monkeys…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 May 2020 11:31 a.m. PST

(smile)

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