Saturday, September 19, 2009

New Stuff

Looks like our ancestors may have evolved in Asia, rather than Africa.

The discovery of Ganlea strongly supports the idea that amphipithecids are anthropoids, because adapiforms never evolved the features that are necessary to become specialized seed predators. Indeed, all of the Burmese amphipithecids appear to have been specialized seed predators, filling the same ecological niche occupied by modern pitheciine monkeys in the Amazon Basin of South America. During the Eocene when Ganlea and other amphipithecids were living in Myanmar, they inhabited a tropical floodplain that was very similar to the environment of the modern Amazon Basin.


nonheroicvet said...

Scopes prosimian trial? - I'll pass thank you.

coldH2O said...

Chicken shit.

nonheroicvet said...

I only said that to preserve what little sanity is left in the Republican party in case one ever reads this blog.