PETER STANDRING: a fantastic discover, for certain, but will they assist Jonathan solve this mystery that is primate? Are plesiadapiforms our earliest ancestors?
JONATHAN BLOCH: you think, because the presence of a nail is a hallmark characteristic of living primates if we look here, this nail-like structure makes.
PETER STANDRING: that is an enlarged image of this extraordinary nail Jonathan discovered. Close to it, the claw he expectedвЂ“a difference that is startling.
JONATHAN BLOCH: This nail might be the nail that is first the real history of primate development.
PETER STANDRING: Concrete evidence to aid their concept of primate development. Could there be much more concealed within these bones that are tiny?
To learn, Jonathan enlists assistance from Mary Silcox, evolutionary anthropologist during the University of Winnipeg. She actually is been busy zapping ancient skulls with an industrial-strength pet scanner, adequate to fill a whole space.