Ardiphithecus ramidus

Ardi Skeleton ©Past Horizons
Ardi Skeleton
©Past Horizons

Name:                               Ardipithecus ramidus

Other names:               Kadabba; Ardi; previously thought to be an Australopithecus but                                              was re-classified as an Ardipithicus due to its age.

Age:                                   5.8 – 4.4 million years ago

Height:                            Females 1.20 m (3′ 11″)

Weight:                          Females 50 kg (110 lbs)

Brain Size:                     Unknown

Description:                  Bipedal but still used the trees a lot of the time.


Diet:                                Evidence shows they ate meat, plants and fruit but did not eat                                                      nuts.

Culture:                        Little known to date but research is still ongoing.


Tool Culture:               Unknown


Date Discovered:         1994


Area Discovered:         Middle Awash, Ethiopia, Africa.


Who Discovered:          Tim White, Paleoanthropologist.


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