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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1969): Tertiary Pongidae of East Africa: Evolutionary relationships and taxonomy.
For much of the twentieth century, the family Hominidae included only humans and australopithecines, while the other apes were sequestered in the now-obsolete family Pongidae.
Cela, con fines de reducir los errores, propone que la cladistica debe asignar un taxon para el conjunto de orangutanes, gorilas, chimpances y seres humanos, los cuales -subraya- serian verdaderos miembros de la familia Hominidae, esta a su vez debe dividirse en dos subfamilias: la primera, Pongidae, de los orangutanes; y la segunda, Homininae, de chimpances, gorilas y seres humanos (p.