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Fossil Reveals Ancient Primates Took Refuge In Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, October 20, 2008 (ENS) - More than 43 million years ago, when tropical forests and active volcanoes covered west Texas, primates chose to live there in preference to cooler northern climates, according to new fossil evidence discovered by Chris Kirk, physical anthropologist at the University of Texas at Austin.