family Hominidae


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Related to family Hominidae: Pongidae
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Noun1.family Hominidae - modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man
mammal family - a family of mammals
Anthropoidea, suborder Anthropoidea - monkeys; apes; hominids
hominid - a primate of the family Hominidae
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
Australopithecus, genus Australopithecus - extinct genus of African hominid
genus Plesianthropus, Plesianthropus - former name for the genus Australopithecus
genus Sivapithecus - extinct primates; lower Pliocene
Dryopithecus, genus Dryopithecus - genus of Old World hominoids; Miocene and Pliocene
genus Ouranopithecus, Ouranopithecus - a genus of Hominidae
genus Lufengpithecus, Lufengpithecus - a genus of Hominidae
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The detailed morphological study of the cranial remains of Lluc showed that, together with the modern anatomical features that characterized the family Hominidae, and which permit to consider it a member of this family, it displays a set of primitive features, such as thick dental enamel, teeth with globulous cusps, very robust mandible and very procumbent premaxilla, which are primitive features that characterize a group of primitive hominoids from the African Middle Miocene, known as afropithecids.

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