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Northern Illinois University

Fossil Primate

Caption: This fossil primate was encased within a rock and discovered after the rock was split open, yielding a skeleton and impressions of primate bones on each side of the two rock halves. (One half shown above.)

Credit: Xijun Ni, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

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