News tagged with lemurs

DNA sheds light on why largest lemurs disappeared

Ancient DNA extracted from the bones and teeth of giant lemurs that lived thousands of years ago in Madagascar may help explain why the giant lemurs went extinct. It also explains what factors make some surviving ...

dateDec 16, 2014 in Evolution
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New fossils of oldest American primate

(PhysOrg.com) -- Johns Hopkins researchers have identified the first ankle and toe bone fossils from the earliest North American true primate, which they say suggests that our earliest forerunners may have dwelled or moved ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Age affects us all

Humans aren't the only ones who grow old gracefully, says a new study of primate aging patterns. For a long time it was thought that humans, with our relatively long life spans and access to modern medicine, ...

dateMar 10, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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