reclassification of Ardipithecus ramidus

Peter Just (
17 Oct 1995 21:09:28 GMT

I'd like to get up to date on Ardipithecus. The corrigendum in _Nature_
375that appeared in May was tantalyzingly cryptic about why White et al.
had decided to reclassify the Aramis hominids as Ardipithecus. Has there
been anything more recent indicating why? I assume it's because the post-
cranial remains indicated A. ramidus wasn't fully bipedal, but I'd like
to be more certain.


Peter Just
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267