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Hominoidea

Hominoidea

a superfamily of the primates including the anthropoid apes and man. Divided into the families pongidae (anthropoid apes) and hominidae (humans).

Origin: L. Homo (homin-), man, _ g. Eidos, form


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Re: on phylogeny / what are we ?

Where did we jump ship ? If we jumped ship after splitting from Chimp, we were Hominoidea and Ape , but ceased to be Ape, while Chimp and every other Ape did not jump ship.

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by Crucible
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:57 pm
 
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Re: on phylogeny / what are we ?

on Humans and Apes: It includes all members of Hominoidea excluding humans. Yes, humans are part of the clade Hominoidea, but they are not part of the paraphyletic group of apes. So not an ape. Not a Great ape. This is not coherent thought - and ...

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by Crucible
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:39 pm
 
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on phylogeny / what are we ?

... biologists have traditionally used the term "ape" for all nonhuman hominoids as shown above." Yes, humans are part of the clade Hominoidea, but they are not part of the paraphyletic group of apes.

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by aptitude
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:36 pm
 
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No, because apes is not a clade (monophyletic group), it is a paraphyletic group. It includes all members of Hominoidea excluding humans. That's not really accepted as modern biology, is it ? Check out the charts. The groups split and monkeys are still showing on the branch that ...

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by Crucible
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:29 pm
 
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No, because apes is not a clade (monophyletic group), it is a paraphyletic group. It includes all members of Hominoidea excluding humans. so we are not apes, and neither are chimps.

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by Crucible
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
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