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Temporal range: Miocene-Present, 23.03–0Ma
Twa hominids: A human (Homo sapiens) an a chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Superfaimily: Hominoidea
Faimily: Hominidae
Gray, 1825
Teep genus
Linnaeus, 1758
  • Pongidae Elliot, 1913

The Hominidae (/hɒˈmɪnd/), whose members are kent as great apes[note 1] or hominids, are a taxonomic faimily o primates that includes seiven extant species in fower genera: Pongo, the Bornean and Sumatran orangutan; Gorilla, the eastren an wastren gorilla; Pan, the common chimpanzee an the bonobo; an Homo, the human (an tho no extant, the near-human ancestors an relatives (e.g., the Neanderthal)).[1]

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  1. "Great ape" is a common name rather than a taxonomic label, an thare are differences in uisage, even bi the same author. The term mey or may no include humans, as when Dawkins writes "Long before people thought in terms of evolution ... great apes were often confused with humans"[2] an "gibbons are faithfully monogamous, unlike the great apes which are our closer relatives."[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 181–184. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. Dawkins, R. (2005). The Ancestor's Tale (p/b ed.). London: Phoenix (Orion Books). p. 114. ISBN 978-0-7538-1996-8. 
  3. Dawkins (2005), p. 126.

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