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  • n. Plural form of hominoid.


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  • You would be safe thinking of the latter as the "hominoids" and the others as "Miocene apes" since they mostly lived in the Miocene and the "hominoids" kept it simple by leaving very few fossils behind.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • My husband and I sometimes take turns touring sites restricted to hominoids.

    Traveling with dogs (and cats) in Mexico

  • This study provides a survey of mandibular shape in a sample of extant hominoids (Pan, Gorilla, Pongo, and Hylobates), as well as extinct Asian and Eurasian taxa (Ouranopithecus, Sivapithecus, and Gigantopithecus) in order to compare overall shape similarity.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • "Genomic divergences between humans and other hominoids and the effective population size of the common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees".

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Under the current classification system there are two families of hominoids:

    Ardi is a million years older than Lucy - The Panda's Thumb

  • An off-site occurrence of the Eocene-Oligocene Gebel Qatrani formation north of Lake Qarun within the Lake Qarun Protected Area have revealed the fossils of ancestral elephants, a two-horned mammal Arsinotherium, and eight primate lineages, including two genera of the earliest known hominoids.

    Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley), Egypt

  • There are display cases filled with replica skulls of Gigantopithecus and gorilla, the famed British Columbian carved stone head and foot bowl of Sasquatch, a Chehalis First Nations Sasquatch mask from British Columbia, and descriptive panels all around discussing hairy hominoids.

    Boing Boing

  • So while it's true that indriids (and other leaping strepsirrhines) do have a few morphological similarities with hominoids, the body of evidence indicate that our lineage went through a cautious climbing, folivorous phase, and not a leaping indriid-like one.

    Literally, flying lemurs (and not dermopterans)

  • Hominoids exhibit a large number of features that, in other primate groups, correlate with cautious climbing (and I should note that I am a big fan of Sarmiento's argument that ancestral hominoids were cautious climbers).

    Literally, flying lemurs (and not dermopterans)

  • The similarities observed between indriids and hominoids have a history of discussion given that, curiously, bipedal humans share a few features with indriids and other strepsirrhines, including their limb proportions and their low centre of gravity (close to the acetabulum).

    Literally, flying lemurs (and not dermopterans)


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