• Question: what was there before monkeys

    Asked by anon-174850 to Yewande, Tim, Melanie, Hayley, Carl, Alex on 18 Jun 2018.
    • Photo: Alex Seeney

      Alex Seeney answered on 18 Jun 2018:

      The short answer is earlier forms of primates, such as the Prosimians (e.g lemurs), which were ancestors of monkeys.

    • Photo: Hayley Wragg

      Hayley Wragg answered on 19 Jun 2018:

      It all started with biogenic carbon signatures (shortly followed by bacteria) which then involved into the more complex living beings we think of (including ancestors to mammals).