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Contact: Leigh Kish
Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Dr. Chris Beard and Dr. Laurent Marivaux, Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Caption: A new fossil primate from Ganle in Myanmar (previously known as Burma) suggests that the common ancestor of humans, monkeys and apes evolved from primates in Asia, not Africa as many researchers believe.

Credit: Yaowalak Chaimanee

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