from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A primate of the family Hominidae, of which Homo sapiens is the only extant species.
- adj. Of the Hominidae.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any primate of the family Hominidae. All the great apes (Humans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orangutans).
- adj. Of the Hominidae
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Hominidæ; a man.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characterizing the family Hominidae, which includes Homo sapiens as well as extinct species of manlike creatures
- n. a primate of the family Hominidae
So I tried again and asked, “But the issue is what did the British museum have in mind when they used the term hominid in their catalog?
The term hominid refers to modern humans and all their ancestors and collateral relatives dating back to the split between hominids and the lineage that ultimately gave rise to chimpanzees, sometime between about 6.5 million and 10 million years ago.
‘So I tried again and asked, But the issue is what did the British museum have in mind when they used the term hominid in their catalog?
Think about it this way: pretend for a moment that you are a beer-bellied, slope-faced, slack-jawed, thick-necked, trailer-park-dwelling hominid from the jungles of Appalachia, with a high-school equivalency degree and career skills chiefly in plumbing and siring children.
Behavior be it marine mammal or terrestrial hominid is so interesting to me …
I used the word hominid Aside: is this the origin of the word Ho? in the first post rather naively.
They are the most complete bones of any early human ancestor - or 'hominid' - ever found.
The nearly two-million-year-old fossil, dubbed Australopithecus sediba, is being described as a new species of hominid, which is defined as a primate of a family that includes humans and their fossil ancestors,
Anyway, the story clearly tells us that the fossil is classified as a hominid well after the most recent common ancestor of apes and humans.
Ardipithecus, is called a hominid based on a handful of teeth.