From the Middle East Times:
Greek paleontologists find rare prehistoric primate skull
July 26, 2006
“The skull still carries the bite marks of a large carnivore, it ranks among the best preserved ever found,” Aristotelio University assistant professor of geology Evangelia Tsoukala said.
“It gives us a complete image of the animal, as it preserves all its facial characteristics.”
Though the species was herbivorous, the primate’s skull has long, sharp canines, identifying it as a male.
The bones of over 20 animal species, including prehistoric horses, gazelles, giraffes, hyenas, a mastodon, and small rodents have already been found in the region, Tsoukala said.
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