Re: new hominid species?

William Stoltzfus (
Mon, 30 Oct 1995 19:42:50 -0500

On 28 Oct 1995, Tom Mueller wrote:

> Regarding articles in Archaeology, nov-dec 1995, by A M H Schuster,
> describing Tim Whites' discovery, and Dec. 95 nat geo article by Meave
> Leakey re: her own groups discoveries. I just did a paper on these
> articles, and would be interested in opinions of others on their finds.
> Is Ardipithecus a newly described genus? are there other known species
> of the genus? Also, what's the current trend on number of species in
> genus Australopithecus ?
> --
> Tom Mueller
> Student BCC Major=
> Computer Information Systems
You are best off asking these questions in sci.paleo. As far as
Ardipithecus is concerned, it's what Australopithecus Ramidus was renamed
after White and Co. decided the remains didn't fit well enough within the
original genus. As far as I know, no new Ardipithecus remains have been
described in the literature. Such details are usually published in Nature.

Regards, Bill Stoltzfus