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33 million years ago
Apes
 

    THE STORY OF HUMANKIND

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Aegyptopithecus is a small, herbivorous mammal which lived 33 million years ago. It weighed about 4 kilos and looked like the modern lemur, except that it had a full 32 teeth line. It is considered as a significant link between the early mammals and monkeys of Miocene.



Photo 30 MILLION YEARS AGO
More than 30,000,000 years ago, some species of primates into South America were evolved so that their descendants are known as Monkeys of the New World. All were arboreal and their tails were used to balance and grab objects. They are not included in the evolutionary line of humans; their most well-known species are arachnopithecus, cappuccini and marmos.  

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25 MILLION YEARS AGO
The African primates were split into Old World Monkeys and Hominoids, the human branch. The old world monkeys were leaving on trees and on the ground, they had hard skin and no predatory tail; their nostrils were facing downward, like humans. Photo




23 MILLION YEARS AGO
One of the first humanoids was proconsul which lived 23 million years ago. It had a monkey-like feature (skull, jaws, teeth), include pronograde postures. It was probably an ancestor of both small and big monkeys.



Photo 19 MILLION YEARS AGO
Apes
The small apes were separated from the Anthropoid branch, while the humanoids had a long period of biological diversification. Over the next few million years, there will be a wide variety of species throughout Africa and the Mediterranean region.  





13 MILLION YEARS AGO
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It was named after god Rama of India as it's fossils were first found in India, then in Africa and China as well. They had a height of one meter and the appearance of a monkey but also some human characteristics. Their canines were similar to ours and quite different from those of the great apes. The structure of their skeleton revealed that they could walk and stand for a while so they could grab a stone as a gun. The few "human" traits put them on the basis of the evolution of humans and monkeys.