Posted by: Guy Edwards on June 13th, 2013
|The new fossil is classified as a Tarsiiformes, like the modern day tarsier above.|
“It represents a common ancestor for two major lineages of primates – one of which is the monkeys, apes and man on one side; and the tarsier.” –Northwestern University professor Marian Dagosto
|The Archicebus Achilles Fossil|
A 55-million-year-old monkey with a human face and feet may show when human beings took their own evolutionary path away from there [sic] primates cousins.
Bloomberg BusinessNews reports that skeletal remains 3 inches in diameter had been unearthed in 2003 by a farmer who’d been prospecting for relics in an abandoned paleontological site, in central China’s Hubei province. The Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology in Beijing have been analyzing the petrified remains for 10 years. It findings were publicized in a paper issued just days ago.
The monkey was from the tarsiiforme family of primates, which has certain characteristics in common with anthropoids, a group of higher – level primates that include Homo sapiens. The monkey has the feet and face of a human being. SRC: The Guardian Express
Read more about this pivotal primate at Bigfoot Lunch Club