|Title||Comment on the Paleobiology and Classification of Ardipithecus ramidus|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Keywords||africa, Ardipithecus, bipedality, ethiopia, miocene|
White and colleagues (Research Articles, 2 October 2009, pp. 64-106 and www.sciencemag.org/ardipithecus) reported Ardipithecus ramidus as an exclusive member of the human lineage post-African ape divergence. However, their analysis of shared-derived characters provides insufficient evidence of an ancestor-descendant relationship and exclusivity to the hominid lineage. Molecular and anatomical studies rather suggest that Ar. ramidus predates the human/African ape divergence. 10.1126/science.1184148
Comment on the Paleobiology and Classification of Ardipithecus ramidus
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