Anthropoidea


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Related to Anthropoidea: suborder Anthropoidea
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Noun1.Anthropoidea - monkeysAnthropoidea - monkeys; apes; hominids    
animal order - the order of animals
order Primates, Primates - an animal order including lemurs and tarsiers and monkeys and apes and human beings
anthropoid ape - any tailless ape of the families Pongidae and Hylobatidae
Hominoidea, superfamily Hominoidea - anthropoid apes and human beings
family Hominidae, Hominidae - modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
family Pongidae, Pongidae - usually considered as comprising orangutans; gorillas; chimpanzees; and sometimes gibbons
family Hylobatidae, Hylobatidae - used in some classifications for the lesser apes (gibbons and siamangs); sometimes considered a subfamily of Pongidae
Cercopithecidae, family Cercopithecidae - Old World monkeys: guenon; baboon; colobus monkey; langur; macaque; mandrill; mangabey; patas; proboscis monkey
Platyrrhini, superfamily Platyrrhini - New World monkeys: capuchin; douroucouli; howler monkey; saki; spider monkey; squirrel monkey; titi; uakari; woolly monkey; marmoset; tamarin
References in periodicals archive ?
Vassilacopoulou et al., "The BC200 RNA gene and its neural expression are conserved in Anthropoidea (Primates)," Journal of Molecular Evolution, vol.
Remarks: Hoffstetter (1974) proposed Simiiformes as a replacement name for Anthropoidea, apparently on the basis of insufficient grounds (Delson, 1977), although it has several advantages such as avoiding the standard superfamily ending in -oidea for a taxon above the family-group level (see Delson, 1977, and Hoffstetter, 1982, for further details).