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Ankle Evidence Shows Earth's Earliest Primates Were Tree-Dwellers

If you went back to visit your earliest known primate ancestors, you'd find them in the trees. New fossil evidence shows Purgatorius, a small, squirrel-like insect and fruit-eating mammal, was a tree-dweller.

Paleontologists analyzed 65 million-year-old fossil ankle bones found in Northeastern Montana to clear up questions about the habitat of Purgatorius, which started kicking around shortly after non-avian dinosaurs went extinct.

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That was an interesting read Shawn, thanks! I'm not surprised that the earliest primates were arboreal but now I'm wondering if we are, in fact, all actually squirrels, not apes!

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