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hominid

(hŏm′ə-nĭd)
n.
Any of various primates of the family Hominidae, which includes orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, and modern humans, and their extinct relatives. The family formerly included only Homo sapiens, extinct species of Homo, and the extinct genus Australopithecus.

hom′i·nid adj.

hominid

[hom′inid]
Etymology: L, homo, man; Gk, eidos, form
pertaining to the primate family Hominidae, which includes humans.
Referring to a member of the family of humans, Hominidae

hominid

any member of the family Hominidae, which includes human and human-like fossils from the PleistoceneEPOCH.

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Capuchin flakes are smaller and contain fewer fractured areas than ancient hominid tools, says archaeologist David Braun of George Washington University in Washington, D.
This conclusion is further corroborated by electron microscope analysis of the tooth's masticatory surface, which reveals that the Bulgarian hominid had consumed hard and abrasive objects like grass, seeds, and nuts.
The new species of hominid was scientifically named Sahelanthropus tchadensis and was nicknamed Toumai, which means ''hope of life'' in the local language, according to the magazine.
He said its significance rivalled that of Australopithecus africanus, the first hominid discovered 77 years ago, which confirmed the African origin of humans.
Typically, early hominids would have made a stone cutting tool from a solidified lava cobble, found probably in a stream bed.
Scientists have found evidence of upright walking, or bipedality, in hominid fossils as much as 4 million years old, which is about 1 million to 3 million years after the hominid line split from the ancestors of the chimpanzees and gorillas.
Any organism that is more human than ape is called a hominid (from a Latin word for "man").
A total of 12 early hominid fossil specimens were discovered, including parts of one individual's skeleton.
That species is probably not Neandertal or Denisovan, but a different, related hominid group, said Bohlender, a statistical geneticist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Gen Suwa, an anthropologist from the University of Tokyo Museum, have overturned the common assumption that manual dexterity evolved after the development of bipedal locomotion freed hominid hands to use fingers for tool manipulation.
His discovery is being ranked with that of the first hominid in Africa.
These discoveries are more complete and considerably older compared to the previously oldest acclaimed hominids from Aramis, Ethiopia, aged 4.