Ardipithecus is a fossil hominine. It is still a matter of debate what was the relation of this genus to human ancestors, and whether it is a hominin, or not.


Two species are described in the literature: A. ramidus, which lived about 4.4 MYA during the early Pliocene, and A. kadabba, dated to approximately 5.6 MYA (late Miocene).

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Ardipithecus is featured in The Complete Guide To Prehistoric Life as a step in ape to human evolution. It is still debated, whether this is true or not.

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