The oldest known primate skeleton and early haplorhine evolution

@article{Ni2013TheOK,
  title={The oldest known primate skeleton and early haplorhine evolution},
  author={X. Ni and D. Gebo and M. Dagosto and J. Meng and P. Tafforeau and J. J. Flynn and K. Beard},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={498},
  pages={60-64}
}
Reconstructing the earliest phases of primate evolution has been impeded by gaps in the fossil record, so that disagreements persist regarding the palaeobiology and phylogenetic relationships of the earliest primates. Here we report the discovery of a nearly complete and partly articulated skeleton of a primitive haplorhine primate from the early Eocene of China, about 55 million years ago, the oldest fossil primate of this quality ever recovered. Coupled with detailed morphological examination… Expand
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