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June 11, 2021

Early primate species Purgatorius mckeeveri

Artist's rendering of the newly-described early primate species Purgatorius mckeeveri, which lived shortly after the extinction of the dinosaurs and specialized in an omnivorous diet including fruit found in trees.

[Research supported by a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.]

Learn more in the University of Washington news story Scientists describe earliest primate fossils. (Date of image: March 2021; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 11, 2021)

Credit: Illustration by Andrey Atuchin

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