“Remember Ida, the fossil discovery announced last May with its own book and TV documentary?” asks this article by Malcolm Ritter in an Associated Press article.
21 Oct 09 – Ida, a skeleton of a 47 million-year-old cat-sized creature called Darwinius, starred in a book “The Link: Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor.”
A publicity blitz called Ida “the link” that would reveal the earliest evolutionary roots of monkeys, apes and humans.
However, a new analysis shows that “Ida is as far removed from the monkey-ape-human ancestry as a primate could be,” says Ritter.
Darwinius does not belong in the same primate category as monkeys, apes and humans. Instead, it falls into a different major grouping, which includes lemurs.
I wonder if Ida died at, or near, a magnetic reversal?
Thanks to Brent Mayhew for this link
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