Fossilised primate jaw discovery sheds new light on human evolution

The specimen, unearthed by researchers from the University of Southern California, was found after six years of digging in the Kashmir area in northern India.

After being analysed, the fragmented jaw was found to belong to an entirely new species of primate called Ramadapis sahnii, which existed between 11 and 14m years ago.

A member of the ancient Sivaladapidae primate family, the Ramadapis sahnii would have been a herbivore, roughly the size of a domestic cat today.

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