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Almost complete primate fossil described

Ida provides details about life in the Eocene

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6:02pm, May 20, 2009

Forget Botox and tummy tucks. A little volcanic ash in Germany kept a 47-million-year-old small primate fossil from the Eocene looking pretty darn good. The 95-percent-complete skeleton is the most complete fossil primate ever found, researchers report online May 19 in PLoS ONE, and it offers an unparalleled glimpse at the life and times of an early primate.

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