Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332



Biology: The Unity and Diversity o...

15th Edition
Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
Textbook Problem

________ lived in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

  1. a. Ardipithecus ramidus
  2. b. Homo habilis
  3. c. Australopithecus sediba
  4. d. Homo neanderthalensis

Summary Introduction

Concept Introduction: Hominins are the group of all extinct human like species and humans where they showed the unique characteristic of bipedalism. The Homo species’ fossils were discovered in several parts of the world based on which the human migration pattern was studied.


Reasons for correct statement:

Homo neanderthalensis descended from the Homo erectus. The fossils of the Homo neanderthalensis were obtained from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. They had larger brain and larger brain capacity than modern humans. They also had some sort of cultural and social life similar to modern humans. The humans also mated with the Neanderthals.

Option d. is given as “Homo neanderthalensis

As Homo neanderthalensis occupied Europe, Asia and the Middle East based on fossil studies, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “Ardipithecus ramidus”...

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