Say hello to cousin Archie! (Archicebus achilles)

Say hello to cousin Archie! (Archicebus achilles)

This is one interesting article that got published in the Nature journal (for you that might be a profane, having a publication in Nature or Science is almost a golden ticket for a faculty position in any academic institution). It is all about a long lost grand cousin: Archicebus achilles.
He is old (55 millions years) but he is so far the closest individual of our evolutionary primate branch that gave the diversion from the prosimians (lemurians….) and the anthropoids (that subdivided in many other branches including those that gave chimpanzees, gorillas, baboons and of course us).

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