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Spanish Fossil Sheds New Light on the Oldest Great Apes

Science  19 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5700, pp. 1273-1274
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5700.1273a

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A Spanish team reports on page 1339 that it has found an exceptionally complete 13-million-year-old fossil that it says is closely related to the earliest members of the great ape family--the large-bodied, long-lived, intelligent clan that includes chimpanzees, orangutans, and humans.