Did primates evolve from rodents?

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Did primates evolve from rodents? I remember hearing that that was the case.
 

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JaredJames
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We all evolved from a common ancestor if that's what you mean, but I'm don't think it was a direct evolution from rodent to primate.
 
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Evo
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Did primates evolve from rodents? I remember hearing that that was the case.
Perhaps you're thinking of reports of the first known mammals which were reported to be small and rodent like?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megazostrodon
 
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Skrambles
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Forest environments are not very conducive to making fossils, so the fossil record of primate evolution is very incomplete. There is a lot of room for speculation and theory, but only because there is so much left to learn.
 

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