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Comment on the Paleoenvironment of Ardipithecus ramidus

Science  28 May 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5982, pp. 1105
DOI: 10.1126/science.1185274

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White and colleagues (Research Articles, 2 October 2009, pp. 65–67 and characterized the paleoenvironment of Ardipithecus ramidus at Aramis, Ethiopia, which they described as containing habitats ranging from woodland to forest patches. In contrast, we find the environmental context of Ar. ramidus at Aramis to be represented by what is commonly referred to as tree- or bush-savanna, with 25% or less woody canopy cover.

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