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YOUR INNER FISH

How Do We Know When Our Ancestors Lost Their Tails?

  • Aired: 04/09/2014
  • 04:00
  • Rating: NR
Unlike most other primates, apes don't have a tail. When did our ancestors lose this potentially useful appendage? Paleoanthropologist Holly Dunsworth introduces Neil Shubin to Proconsul, a fossil ape that provides some answers to that question.
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Paleontologist Holly Dunsworth shows us fossil evidence for the disappearance of our tail.
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