family Pongidae


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Noun1.family 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.
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.