47-million-year-old lemur-like fossil found in Germany

Published on May 19th, 2009 | by Admin

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The beautifully preserved remains of a 47-million-year-old, lemur-like creature is described as the most complete primate fossil ever found.

The preservation is so good, it is possible to see the outline of its fur and even traces of its last meal.

The female animal lived during an epoch in Earth history known as the Eocene, which was crucial for the development of early primates – and at first glance, Ida resembles a lemur.

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