Evolution- Missing Link Found in Germany

Posted by FailStop on May. 20, 2009

May 19, 2009 - MSNBCs Rachel Maddow Reports- NEW YORK - The nearly complete and remarkably preserved skeleton of a small, 47 million-year-old creature found in Germany was displayed Tuesday by scientists who said it would help illuminate the evolutionary roots of monkeys, apes and humans. Experts praised the discovery for the level of detail it provided but said it was far from a breakthrough that would solve the puzzles of early evolution. About the size of a small cat, the animal has four legs and a long tail. Nobody is claiming that its a direct ancestor of monkeys and humans, but it provides a good indication of what a long-ago ancestor may have looked like, researchers said at a news conference.

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