New fossil primate found in West Texas

New fossil primate found in West Texas

Physical anthropologist Chris Kirk, an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, recently announced the discovery of a previously unknown species of fossil primate, Mescalerolemur horneri, found in the badlands of West Texas.

Take a closer look at the jaw of the Mescalerolemur, which lived during the Eocene Epoch about 43 million years ago, and a collection of images from the site where the Mescalerolemur was found.

Read more about the discovery.