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hominoid

(hŏm′ə-noid′)
adj.
1. Of or belonging to the superfamily Hominoidea, which consists of the lesser apes and the great apes including humans.
2. Resembling a human.
n.
A member of the Hominoidea.
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Moreover the hominoid approach was proposed to make the system more reliable.
Locomotion and posture from the common hominoid ancestor to fully modern hominins, with special reference to the last common panin/hominin ancestor.
Each of us carries within, a deep history of primate and hominoid behaviors.
There is certainly variation in hominoid nasal bone anatomy,' responds Olson, "but there is a consistent pattern.
Kaessmann, "Birth and Adaptive Evolution of a Hominoid Gene That Supports High Neurotransmitter Flux," Nature Genetics 36 (2004): 1061-3.
The most interesting thing about these finds," paleontologist Peter Andrews of the British Museum in London told SCIENCE NEWS, "is that they show the number of hominoid species during the Miocene to have been rather greater than was previously known.
However, Pongo is a highly arboreal animal and the Miocene African fossil hominoid record does not seem to advocate a canopy lifestyle (at least not in the upper layer of the canopy).
Only in 2001 was the molar taken under scrutiny and determined as a hominoid fossil, albeit with some insecurity regarding its age.
Rodents are often known in abundance, and there are many different kinds from a number of famous hominid and hominoid localities.
In contrast, the emergence of the hominoids, ancestors to the great apes and ourselves, was a modest affair centred in the Miocene.
The bovine genome gives us further insight into human biology, allowing us to highlight the loss or gain of certain gene families in hominoids.
Foley defines three hierarchically nested levels or grades of human-ness: the hominoids (a category that includes all apes and humans), hominids (the bipedal apes - the so-called 'humans before humanity') and the real or true humans, who alone possess humanity.