20 million-year-old primate skull found in Uganda

Published on August 3rd, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks


The skull of a Ugandapithecus major has been unearthed in Uganda.

The 20 million-year-old specimen comes from the site of an extinct volcano in Uganda’s north-east Karamoja region.

The scientists say preliminary analysis showed the tree-climbing herbivore was roughly 10 years old when it died.

The skull is about the same size as that of a chimp, but its brain was smaller.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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