Primate skeletons

Primate skeletons

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Credit: SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Primate skeletons. Historical artwork of the skeletons of an orang-utan (Pongo pygmaeus formerly Pithecus satyrus) and a human (Homo sapiens). This artwork was drawn after Darwin's evolutionary theory "On The Origin of Species" had been published, and was used to illustrate the similarities between primates and humans. Taken from Circle of the Sciences, c.1860.

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