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Anthropologist Discovers New Fossil Primate Species in West Texas

Physical anthropologist Chris Kirk has announced the discovery of a previously unknown species of fossil primate, Mescalerolemur horneri, in the Devil’s Graveyard badlands of West Texas.

New Fossil Reveals Primates Lingered in Texas; Climate Provided Refuge for Diminishing Population

New Fossil Reveals Primates Lingered in Texas; Climate Provided Refuge for Diminishing Population

More than 40 million years ago, primates preferred Texas to northern climates that were significantly cooling, according to new fossil evidence discovered by Chris Kirk, physical anthropologist at The University of Texas at Austin.