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Aegyptopithecus, also called the Dawn Ape, is an early fossil catarrhine that predates the divergence between hominoids (apes) and Old World monkeys. It is known from a single species Aegyptopithecus zeuxis and lived some 35-33 million years ago in the early part of the Oligocene epoch. It likely resembled modern-day New World monkeys (it is about the same size as a modern howler monkey). Aegyptopithecus fossils have been found primarily in modern-day Egypt. Aegyptopithecus is a crucial link between Eocene fossil and Miocene hominoids.

 The Coming of Life

 The Miocene Epoch

The fossil record also shows that
 the Caribbean and Pacific marine faunas
 were identical in Miocene times.

New study helps scientists to understand complex predator/prey relationships preserved in Miocene aged, Spanish fossil material.

 Grasslands apparently became
abundant by the Miocene Epoch
The antelope was one of the last to
 develop. Primitive antelope appeared
 in Eurasia in the late Miocene Epoch

Proconsul is an extinct genus of primates that existed from 23 to 5 million years ago during the Miocene epoch.

 Early Miocene apes and monkeys
probably behaved and looked
much like their living relatives.

Dinosaur graphics
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 The Coming of Life