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Fossils reveal Earth's smallest ape

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The remains of the smallest ape ever known to walk the Earth may have been discovered in the hills of Kenya, scientists say.

Weighing around 7.7 pounds (3.5 kilograms), the ape lived around 12.5 million years ago in Kenya. While other species of small ape are known to have existed, this one may be the smallest, scientists wrote in a paper set to be published in December in the Journal of Human Evolution.

Named Simiolus minutus, the new species is known from only three tiny teeth, one of which was discovered by James Rossie, an anthropology professor at Stony Brook University in New York, during fieldwork in Kenya's Tugen Hills, in 2004.

https://www.livescience.com/64024-smallest-ape-discovered.html

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While it is not the only small primate known to have existed, Simiolus is believed to have been the smallest with a weight not exceeding 7.7lbs.

Smallest ape, yes. 

Smallest primate, not even close. Members of the genus Microcebus top out around 3 oz.

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While it is not the only small primate known to have existed, Simiolus is believed to have been the smallest ape with a weight not exceeding 7.7lbs.

Fixed.

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