Ardipithecus ramidus (Julius T. Csotonyi)

Ardipithecus ramidus (2009)

Digital painting / photographic composite

This restoration, based on the newly described Ethiopian specimen nicknamed "Ardi", illustrates a basal hominid that resides near the common ancestor of apes and humans. It is based on the work of White et al. (2009).

White, T. D., Asfaw, B., Beyene, Y.; Haile-Selassie, Y., Lovejoy, C. O., Suwa, G. and WoldeGabriel, G. 2009. Ardipithecus ramidus and the paleobiology of early hominids.". Science 326: 75-86.