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Ardipithecus ramidus White et al. 1994 (placental)

Mammalia - Primates - Hominidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 83060

Alternative combination: Australopithecus ramidus

Full reference: T. D. White, G. Suwa, and B. Asfaw. 1994. Australopithecus ramidus, a new species of early hominid from Aramis, Ethiopia. Nature 371:306-312

Belongs to Ardipithecus according to C. J. Cela-Conde and F. J. Ayala 2003

Sister taxa: none

Type specimen: ARA-VP-6/1, a set of teeth (associated set of teeth that includes upper left I1, C, P3, P4, right I1, C (broken), P4, M2, and lower right P3 and P4). Its type locality is Middle Awash - Aramis mbr., which is in a Zanclean fluvial-lacustrine horizon in the Sagantole Formation of Ethiopia.

Ecology: scansorial insectivore