Issue Date: Apr 15, 2002
Around 55 million years ago, Earth's climate underwent a short but intense bout of global warming, accompanied by dramatic shifts in plant and animal life. Of particular interest to paleontologists is the sudden appearance in the Northern Hemisphere of several groups of mammals, including the primates. Researchers have long wondered exactly where these creatures, which differed considerably from the animals they replaced, came from. A recent study indicates that at least one key group, and probably others, originated in Asia.
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