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Found by private collectors in 1983 in Messel, Germany, the press immediately hailed the specimen as a "missing link" and even the "eighth wonder of the world."
But this does not necessarily make Ida a close relative of anthropoids – the group of primates that includes monkeys, apes – and humans. In order to establish that connection, Ida would have to have anthropoid-like features that evolved after anthropoids split away from lemurs and other early primates. Here, alas, Ida fails miserably.
Originally posted by Flighty
Strangely enough, not too many people are buying the hype about this.
I sure didn't and I'm no scientist.
It wasn't a huge thing back in the 80s and its less relevant now.