Hominidae

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Ho·min·i·dae

(hō-min'i-dē),
The primate family, which includes modern humans (Homo sapiens) and several fossil groups.
The primate family that contains Homo sapiens and both ancestral and collateral—but extinct—species. Hominidae may have resulted from many different selective pressures—e.g., bioenergetic, migratory, morphologic—nd thermoregulatory considerations associated with foraging and feeding behaviour, as well as aspects of life history patterns and social systems

Hominidae

(hō-mŏn′ĭ-dē) [L. homo, man, + Gr. ideos, pert. to]
A family of primates that includes ancient and modern humans.
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In other words, despite the name and taking into account McCooey's imperfect grasp of zoological categories, the 'Australian ape' was some as yet undiscovered marsupial, an animal both unlike and distinct from the anthropoid apes elsewhere.
The International Primatological Society has called on Japan to take a leading role in protecting large-scale anthropoid apes such as gorillas and chimpanzees feared to be on the verge of extinction, society sources said Thursday.
His 'tailless ape' provided a general portrait of the anthropoid apes of Africa and Asia, which remained unknown to the scientific world until the mid 17th century.