Nearly 500 finger and toe bones belonged to tiny primates 45 million years ago

A new study identifies nearly 500 minuscule finger and toe bones as belonging to 45-million-year-old tiny primates. Many of the fossils are so small they rival the diminutive size of a mustard seed. Representing nine different taxonomic families of primates and as many as 25 species, the specimens from China include numerous fossils attributed to Eosimias, the very first anthropoid known to date, and three fossils attributed to a new and more advanced anthropoid.

Study details massive haul of ancient primate finger, toe bones from China

Scientists have detailed the discovery of some 500 ancient primate toe and finger bones recovered from a quarry in China.

Thu 9 Nov 17 from UPI

Finger and toe fossils belonged to tiny primates 45 million years ago

A new study identifies nearly 500 minuscule finger and toe bones as belonging to 45-million-year-old tiny primates. Many of the fossils are so small they rival the diminutive size of a mustard ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from ScienceDaily

Finger and toe fossils belonged to tiny primates 45 million years ago, Thu 9 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

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