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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Hominoidea — man and close relatives.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. The natural family of primates including modern man and the extinct immediate ancestors of man.


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Homo +‎ -idae (homin-, stem for inflections of homo ("human being, man"))


  • Since the name Hominidae has priority over the name Pongidae, the new arrangement would assume the name Hominidae.

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  • Hominidae, which is made up by orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and humans.

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  • Hominology is related to Hominidae, the primate family including modern humans and their extinct immediate ancestors.

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  • As you might have guessed we are not talking about an all-too-human Dana Plato, Todd Bridges or Corey-of-your-choice, but a fellow member of our family Hominidae who diverged from our species 6 million years ago.

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  • People are Human beings, of the family Hominidae by Nemo on Wednesday, Jul 15, 2009 at 8: 10: 20 PM

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  • Hominidae is the taxonomic group that contains the apes orangutan, gorilla, chimpanzee, human.

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  • For perspective on the scale of evolutionary difference between genera, consider that modern humans and Neanderthals are different species within the same genus (Homo), while chimpanzees are our living relatives from a closely related genus (Pan), but that we share the same taxonomic family (Hominidae) with our chimp cousins.

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  • Besides, technically, chimps, gorillas, and orangutans are hominids, as they are all members of family Hominidae.

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  • I don't think there are any parrots that overlap the brain: body size ratio of Homo, but they certainly overlap with members of Hominidae.

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  • As for birds, the brains of parrots overlap with those of orangutans, chimps and gorillas (just to clarify, the living great apes are members of Hominidae: this group name isn't restricted to humans).

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