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Origins of Mankind Credit: Existing primate species can be divided into six subgroups: As reported in an article in the well-respected scientific magazine "Nature" in April, the results of researches led by the Field Museum of Chicago have resulted in a revision of the evolutionary tree for primates.
The early origin of primates has been pushed back from 65 million years ago to 85 million years ago, before the dinosaurs became extinct. Martin vice president of academic affairs at The Field Museum and co-author of the research, who has studied primate evolution from many different perspectives for the past 30 years, their million-year-old early common ancestor of the primates probably looked like a primitive, small-brained version of today's dwarf lemur.
That animal would probably have been a nocturnal, tree-living creature weighing about pounds, with grasping hands and feet, also used by the infant to cling to the mother's fur. It probably had large forward-facing eyes for stereovision and a shortened snout.
Like humans, it probably had a slow pace of breeding characterized by heavy investment in a relatively small number of offspring. The illustration above left was prepared by Nancy Klaud to accompany the Field Museum's research findings.
From time to time new fossils are discovered which seem to offer a greater insight into very early primates which may have featured in the evolutionary origin of mankind. Two of the more accepted 'very early primates' being known to science as Eosimias, which translates as Dawn Monkeyand Darwinius Masillae.
Eosimias seems to have lived all of forty-five million years ago and Darwinius Masillae all of forty-seven million years ago. Eosimias The discovery, in China, of some fossilised foot-bones believed to be from Eosimias, an early species already known of from fossilised jawbones, led to the announcement, in A.
A graphic was subsequently published showing where the researchers would place Eosimias in relation to the origin of mankind. From left to right the primate species depicted on the tree are: Graphics by Mark A. This fossil, of creature beleved to be of an early adapid and seeming to bear both lemur-like and monkey-like traits, dating from some 47 Million years ago, had been discovered in Germany's famous Messel Pit where many astonishingly well preserved fossils of diverse early species have also been unearthed.
Christopher Beard who had been closely involved in the Eosimias foot-bones study and who was, as of May,curator of vertebrate paleontology at Pittsburg's Carnegie Museum of Natural History, - saw Darwinius Masillae as being only distantly related in terms of the primate family tree, human evolution the origins of mankind.
A second new early adapid fossil discovery found in Egypt indating from some 37 million years ago, that has been named Afradapis longicristatus, and is closely related to Darwinius, is described October, in the prestigious science journal Nature by a team led by Erik Seiffert, of Stony Brook University in New York state.
Their analysis of the two fossils indicates strongly that both Darwinius and Afradapis appear to be members of a group more closely related to lemurs and lorises than to monkeys, apes and people, which has left no known modern descendents. In this tree, adapiform primates like Darwinius and Afradapis are not placed close to higher primates, but rather are situated as closer relatives of the living lemurs and lorises, which are "prosimian" primates.
The team led by Dr.The Occult Review (UK Edn) (incorporating 'The London Forum' Sept to April ) London Ralph Shirley.
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From Benjamin F. Fisher’s Introduction to Essential Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe. Poe’s tales continue to be the most admired part of his literary legacy, however much he wished to be a poet. The HyperTexts English Poetry Timeline and Chronology English Literature Timeline and Chronology World Literature Timeline and Chronology This is a timeline of English poetry and literature, from the earliest Celtic, Gaelic, Druidic, Anglo-Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman works, to the present day.