Big deal! I have distant relatives that look like this. It also resembles the ancesters of many Democrat Congressman (and woman). I believe the correct classification is democratis fulocrapulus.
NEW YORK – Remember Ida, the fossil discovery announced last May with its own book and TV documentary? A publicity blitz called it “the link” that would reveal the earliest evolutionary roots of monkeys, apes and humans. Experts protested that Ida wasn’t even a close relative. And now a new analysis supports their reaction.
In fact, Ida is as far removed from the monkey-ape-human ancestry as a primate could be, says Erik Seiffert ofin .
He and his colleagues compared 360 specific anatomical features of 117 living and extinct primate species to draw up a family tree. They report the results in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature.
Ida is a skeleton of a 47 million-year-old cat-sized creature found in. It starred in a book, “ : Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor.”
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