13 million-year-old fossil discovered in Uttarakhand


A 13-million-year-old fossil unearthed in Uttarakhand comes from a recently discovered ape species, which is the earliest known ancestor of the modern-day gibbon, researchers have said. The fossil, a complete lower molar, belongs to an earlier unknown genus and species (Kapi ramnagarensis). "It pushes back the oldest known fossil record of gibbons by at least five million years," researchers added.

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