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Leakey Grant awarded to Susanne Cote Research Project

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The West Turkana Miocene Project (WTMP), co-directed by Susanne Cote, recently received a grant from the Leakey Foundation!

This funding will be used to complete the excavation of an exceptionally complete partial skeleton of an early Miocene catarrhine. The partial skeleton belongs to the taxon Simiolus enjiessi, is exquisitely preserved, and is ~ 17 Ma in age. The associated postcrania and dental material from this specimen will provide important information to assess both the functional morphology and phylogenetic relationships of Simiolus in particular, and early Miocene catarrhine primates in general.

Congratulations to Dr. Cote!