Archives for primates

08.19.15

Oligocene primates from the Nsungwe Formation of Tanzania

Research Report
Nancy Stevens Nancy Stevens is a professor at Ohio University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the spring of 2011 for her project entitled “Oligocene primates from the Nsungwe Formation of Tanzania.” The late Oligocene Nsungwe Formation (~25Ma) is located in the Rukwa Rift Basin in southwestern Tanzania. These deposits represent the only late Oligocene primate fossil… more »
08.05.15

Origin and Early Evolutionary History of Primates

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Stephen Chester screening for Paleocene plesiadapiforms and other mammal fossils in Montana. Photo credit:  Eric Sargis As a PhD candidate at Yale University, Stephen Chester was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the spring of 2010 for his project entitled “Origin and early evolutionary history of primates.” Stephen Chester studies the fossils of plesiadapiforms. Plesiadapiforms … more »
07.29.15

Exploration for Early Anthropoids and other Primates in Western Egypt

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Part of the collection of crocodile fossils. Photo credit: Erik Seiffert. Erik Seiffert is an associate professor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in 2006 for his project entitled “Exploration for Early Anthropoids and other Primates in Western Egypt.” Prompted by studies suggesting that anthropoid… more »