Specimen List

Ardipithecus ramidus


  • Geologic Age:

    4.4 Ma

  • Discovery Date:

    Dec 1992

  • Discovered By:

    Alamayehu Asfaw and Tim White

  • Discovery Location:

    Aramis, Middle Awash, Ethiopia

  • Original Publication:

    White et al. 1994

ARV-VP-6/1 is the type specimen for Ardipithecus ramidus, and is represented by dentition from a single individual dating to dates to around 4.4 Ma. Originally classified as Australopithecus, derived characteristics seen on the specimen resulted in the reassignment of the specimen to a new genus, Ardiptiehcus.