Picture of primate common ancestor coming into focus

New family tree analysis points to nocturnal, rodent-sized, tree-climbing critter


IN THE BEGINNING  By examining the behavior and ecology of modern primates from across the primate family tree, researchers hypothesized aspects of the earliest primate’s lifestyle.

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