Natural History of Ardipithecus ramidus Taxonomy: Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Primate Family: Hominidae Genus: Ardipithecus Species: Ardipithecus ramidus Morphology: Derived Features: The more “human-like” features of A. ramidus are primarily in relation to locomotion and found on the lower-sagittal plane of the body. A. ramidus’s pelvis resembled that of a Homo sapien: wide and short in length. This, alongside the femur and feet of A. ramidus suggest that she was
Ardipithecus Ramidus Kadabba: The Oldest Hominid There was a chief new discovery of fossil bones and teeth belonging to the earliest human ancestors ever discovered. The fossil bones predate the oldest formerly discovered human ancestor by more than a million years. The discovery was of fossil remains of a hominid that lived in present day Ethiopia between 5.2 and 9.8 million years ago. (Hominids include all species following the split as of the chimpanzees on the “human” side of the
To begin this essay, Lovejoy appeals the notion of human uniqueness while focusing on human’s ability to be bipedal. By doing this, he introduces the possibilities of the first bipedal ancestor of humans while focusing the relation to other ape’s morphology. Lovejoy first discusses early Australopithecine as one the possibilities for a last common ancestor with chimpanzee, but quickly moves to Ardipithecus ramidus with their thesis of through examining the morphology and social behavioral structure
see human species a long time ago, there are opinions on whether it was the most important human ancestor discovered. This essay will explore how hominids have gone through many changes to get from Ardipithecus to Homo habilis and the important discoveries by scientists and what I think is the most important to the study of human origins.