Primate fossil called only a distant relative


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.

Democrat Fossil Remains

Democrat Fossil Remains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 of Stony Brook University in New York.

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 Germany. It starred in a book, “The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor.”

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091021/ap_on_sc/us_sci_controversial_fossil

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  1. Pingback: Erik Seiffert : Biography, news, pictures, videos

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