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December 31, 2019

Fossil skull of 20-million-year-old primate

An exceptional fossil skull of Chilecebus carrascoensis, a 20-million-year-old primate from the Andes Mountains of Chile.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DEB 9317943, DEB 0317014, DEB 0513476, DEB 9020213 and DEB 9318126.]

Learn more about this research in the American Museum of Natural History news story 20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Dec. 31, 2019)

Credit: N. Wong and M. Ellison/©AMNH

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