Your Inner Fish

How Do We Know When Our Ancestors Lost Their Tails?

Clip: Episode 3 | 4m

Unlike most other primates, apes don't have a tail. When did our ancestors lose this potentially useful appendage? Paleoanthropologist Holly Dunsworth introduces Neil Shubin to Proconsul, a fossil ape that provides some answers to that question.

Aired: 04/09/14

Rating: NR

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