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Lemur Ancestors Rafted to Madagascar

Ok, here's a mystery of science for you: how did lemurs get to Madagascar? From genetic analysis, we know their ancestors traversed the 250 miles separating the island from mainland Africa between 50 and 60 million years ago, but how? Land bridge? Swimming (that's a long paddle)? How about rafts. It's actually an old idea, [...]

January 21, 2010
10:22 PM EST