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(Science: marine biology) A genus of bivalve mollusks, including the common long, or soft-shelled, clam.

Origin: L. Mya a kind of mussel.

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Elephant: The First Primate?

... the same. The hands of the elephant are just like ours complete with opposable thumbs. Gomphotherium sp., early elephant ancestor [3.6 - 13.6 mya] still had enamel on its incisors/tusks* which might be an indicator of when our two species diverged. It may be the case that some monkey species ...

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by Kully
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Elephant: The First Primate?
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Human Evolution Progress

... want to go back at least 10 million years to get a better perspective of where we came from. H. erectus was still kicking until around 1.3 mya.

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by Slipshod
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human Evolution Progress
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Re: Some questions on evolution...

actually animals came before flowering plants by about 400 million years. most animal phyla appeared in the cambrian period 542 mya and flowering plants didnt come along til the "age of the dinosaurs" about 140 million yrs ago

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by jonboo
Mon May 10, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Some questions on evolution...
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Re: What common ancestor do we share with other apes?

... http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7350/lwf0001.gif So, hominin 's are the organisms that divereged from the chimpanzees, about 6 MYA - million years ago. These include Australiopithecus afarensis (Lucy is a famous example), A. bosei, H. habilis, H. erectus, H. heidelberg, H. sapiens.

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by terranrush
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What common ancestor do we share with other apes?
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Evolution tree...phylogeny---simple question

[ snail [ Fish [ Dinosaur + Pig ]]] If I recall correctly snails would have diverged from the other three close to the Cambrian period (~570 MYA, though likely before), and Dinosaurs arose in the Triassic (~250 MYA, sometime after) so fish would have to have diverged from the other chordates ...

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by Chroma
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution tree...phylogeny---simple question
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