Very old animal - level 2

Very old animal - level 2

14-06-2013 14:00

A 55-million-year-old fossil of a primate was found in China. The location is very important. It might mean that primates didn't begin their evolution in Africa as most scientists used to think.

Scientists used modern technology to create an image of the animal. It probably looked like a small monkey with hands similar to human hands.

There used to be a theory that all animals were active during the night but that might change as well. Scientists say that this animal was active during the day.

The fossil is going to be studied so we can learn more about evolution - when and where it began.

Interesting words: fossil (rock with a picture of an animal), primate (mammal like a monkey or a human) used to think (thought).

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