Fossils of “Most Primitive Primate” Found Near Yellowstone
"The results of this study suggest that plesiadapiforms are the critical (group) to study in understanding the earliest phases of human evolution."
- Mary Silcox, anthropologist/study co-author
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA - Fossils of a 56-million-year-old mouse-size animal discovered in Wyoming could redraw humans' family tree, scientists say.
The theory pushes the history of primate evolution back some ten million years.