Biological Evolution are the changes in genetic information as it is passed from one generation to the next. • • • an extinct group of primates that lived from about 12 to 14 million years ago. Ramapithecus were discovered in N India and in E Africa, beginning in 1932 scientists announced a partial skeleton. The foot bones in this skeleton indicate a divergent large toe combined with a rigid foot The discoverers argue that the ‘Ardi’ skeleton reflects a human-African ape common ancestor. A good sample of canine teeth of this species indicates little difference in size between males and females in this species. the longest-lived and best-known early human species— paleoanthropologists have uncovered remains from more than 300 individuals They were widespread in eastern and southern Africa from about 4 mya to 2 mya, appearing during the Pliocene epoch.