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Ardipithecus kadabbaLate Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia$
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Yohannes Haile-Selassie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520254404

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520254404.001.0001

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(p.517) 16 Tubulidentata
Ardipithecus kadabba

Thomas Lehmann

University of California Press

Tubulidentata is currently represented by a single extant species—Orycteropus afer, the aardvark. They are the largest African anteaters. This chapter focuses on the identification and description of these aardvark specimens found in the Middle Awash late Miocene. Their importance for improving our knowledge of the order Tubulidentata is also discussed.

Keywords:   Tubulidentata, Orycteropus afer, aardvark, Middle Awash, Miocene

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