Fossil Adapis primate skull

Fossil Adapis primate skull

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Caption: Fossil Adapis primate skull. Adapis was a lemur- like animal that lived around 50 million years ago. It is thought that humans evolved from arboreal primates similar to lemurs. Study of the fossils of such animals can provide information on the evolution of humans.

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Keywords: 50 million years old, adapis sp., ancestor, animal, animals, anthropology, bone bones, evolution, evolutionary biology, fossil, fossil vertebrate, fossilised, fossils, lemur-like, mammal, palaeoanthropology, palaeontology, paleoanthropology, paleontology, primate, prosimian, skull, vertebrates

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