Extinct giant ape directly linked to the living orangutan 

Researchers have succeeded in reconstructing the evolutionary relationship between a two million year old giant primate and the living orangutan. It is the first time genetic material this old has been retrieved from a fossil in a subtropical area. This allows the researchers to accurately reconstruct animal, including human, evolutionary processes way beyond the limits known today.

Source: Extinct giant ape directly linked to the living orangutan — ScienceDaily

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