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Fossil Remains Found in Spain Shed Light on Ape Evolution

The well-preserved partial skull and skeleton of a gibbon-like creature that lived 11.6 million years ago in Spain is shedding new light on the evolutionary history of modern apes. Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery in Catalonia of fossil remains of a small, fruit-eating, female ape that lived in a warm, wet, forested region teeming with animals that included elephant relatives, rhinos and saber-toothed predators. They gave the ape, weighing 9 to 11 pounds (4 to 5...

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