Where did the Ardipithecus ramidus live?
Accordingly, where was Ardipithecus ramidus found?
Similarly, why is Ardipithecus ramidus important? Ardipithecus ramidus is a hominin species dating to between 4.5 and 4.2 million years ago (mya) using paleomagnetic and radioisotopic dating methods. This combination of traits is important because scientists have long considered obligate bipedality to be a defining characteristic of the hominin lineage.
People also ask, how long did Ardipithecus ramidus live?
about 4.4 million years ago
What did Ardipithecus ramidus look like?
Ardipithecus ramidus had a relatively small brain, measuring between 300 and 350 cm3 similar to that of a chimpanzee, smaller than Australopithecus afarensis 'Lucy' and only 20% the size of the modern Homo sapiens brain. The teeth suggest it was a fruit eater rather than depending on fibrous plants.