Hominoidea


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Hominoidea

[hä·mə′nȯid·ē·ə]
(vertebrate zoology)
A superfamily of the order Primates comprising apes and humans.
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Consider all of the members of the superfamily Hominoidea (hominoids)--the group that includes all the apes that are living today and all of the tailless primates that have lived in the past.
31) to be accorded to the great apes on the grounds of their genetic closeness to man, of the ties of kindred placing the Hominoidea higher than other families or species.
Evaluation of the maximum likelihood estimate of the evolutionary tree topologies from DNA sequence data, and the branching order in Hominoidea.