Comment on the paleoenvironment of ardipithecus ramidus

Thure E. Cerling, Naomi E. Levin, Jay Quade, Jonathan G. Wynn, David L. Fox, John D. Kingston, Richard G. Klein, Francis H. Brown

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Abstract

White and colleagues (Research Articles, 2 October 2009, pp. 65-67 and www.sciencemag.org/ardipithecus) characterized the paleoenvironment of Ardipithecus ramidus at Aramis, Ethiopia, which they described as containing habitats ranging from woodland to forest patches. In contrast, we find the environmental context of Ar. ramidus at Aramis to be represented by what is commonly referred to as tree- or bush-savanna, with 25% or less woody canopy cover.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1105d
JournalScience
Volume328
Issue number5982
DOIs
StatePublished - May 28 2010

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    Cerling, T. E., Levin, N. E., Quade, J., Wynn, J. G., Fox, D. L., Kingston, J. D., Klein, R. G., & Brown, F. H. (2010). Comment on the paleoenvironment of ardipithecus ramidus. Science, 328(5982), 1105d. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1185274