Pongidae


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Related to Pongidae: Hominidae, Hylobatidae, Platyrrhini
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Noun1.Pongidae - usually considered as comprising orangutans; gorillas; chimpanzees; and sometimes gibbons
mammal family - a family of mammals
Anthropoidea, suborder Anthropoidea - monkeys; apes; hominids
great ape, pongid - any of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
genus Pongo, Pongo - type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans
genus Gorilla - gorillas
genus Pan, Pan - chimpanzees; more closely related to Australopithecus than to other pongids
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With pygmy chimpanzees, these nonhuman species make up the family pongidae.
TOUMAI MODERN MODERN MODERN HUMAN CHIMPANZEE GORILLA KINGDOM ANIMALIA ANIMALIA ANIMALIA ANIMALIA PHYLUM CHORDATA CHORDATA CHORDATA CHORDATA CLASS MAMMALIA MAMMALIA MAMMALIA MAMMALIA ORDER PRIMATES PRIMATES PRIMATES PRIMATES FAMILY HOMINIDAE HOMINIDAE PONGIDAE PONGIDAE GENUS SAHELANTHROPUS HOMO PAN GORILLA SPECIES TCHADENSIS SAPIENS TROGLODYTES GORILLA
1 It is increasingly apparent that hominid, the informal version of the family name Hominidae, can no longer logically be used to distinguish us and our closest fossil relatives from the great apes with all of the latter subsumed within a family Pongidae.