Scientists Discover Fossils of Ancient Anthropoid

Associated Press

Scientists have discovered the first fossil evidence of an ancient creature they say is the earliest known member of the evolutionary grouping that includes monkeys, apes and humans.

Three tiny fossil teeth, found in the Algerian Sahara, appear to be 46 million to 50 million years old, researchers said. That would be older than the 38-million-year-old fossils from Egypt that had been the earliest known remains of anthropoids.

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