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are tailless catarrhine primates that belong to the superfamily Hominoidea which has two families within it: Hylobatidae and Hominidae. Apes include humans, chimps, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans (the world's largest living arboreal animal), siamangs and gibbons. Gibbons and siamangs are commonly referred to as lesser apes and are in the family Hylobatidae. The Hominidae family are collectively described as the great apes. All the nonhuman Hominoidea are generally thought of as highly intelligent...

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Philosophical Anthropology

Religious Biological Philosophical Religious approach Man is a unity of immortal soul and dead body. The nature of man can not be reduce to his body Biological approach Man is an animal. Man is the soul surviving species of the family Hominidae, the result of the long evolutionary process Biology from the 17th century postulates, that the “seeds”(or patterns, or “living forces”) of plants and animals must each already contained within them, within their nature These “seeds” form the...

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Primate Classification LECTURES

molars) Includes families Hominidea, Pongidae and Hylobatidae Family: Hylobatidae- gibbons and siamangs From tropical areas of Asia Brachiator (very long arms and curved hands) Pongidae- (includes Pongo-Orangs, Pan- chimp and Gorilla-Gorilla Hominidae- humans are only living representative Pongidae Genuses: Pongo (orangutans)found in Indonesia Largest arboreal mammal Slow moving climbers, use 4 hands Sexual dimorphism (females weigh 100lbs, males weigh 200lbs) Frugivores Solitary Gorilla (Gorilla)...

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Evolution of Orangutans

The Evolution of Orangutans Orangutans are apes with reddish-brown hair that originated 2 million-100,000 years ago. Orangutans are categorized the Hominidae family, which is commonly known as the Great Apes. Orangutans live in Asia, only found on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. They are known for their long arms which can reach to a length of 7m, fingertip to fingertip (See Appendix A, Fig.1). There is no real evidence of who the orangutan’s ancestors were. The primate...

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Early History of Man

outward from centers of accumulation, as in continental glaciers. Grasslands: an area, as a prairie, in which the natural vegetation consists largely of perennial grasses. Hominid: any of the modern or extinct bipedal primates of the family hominidae, including all species of the genera homo and all Australopithecus. Homoerectus: an extinct species of the human lineage, formerly know as pithecanthropus erectus having upright stature and a wellevoled postcranial skeleton, but with a smallish...

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Bonobos vs Pan Paniscus

displays, close calls, and extra group calls.             Gorilla beringei berengei’s or mountain gorillas are in the suborder haplorrhini. They are in the infraorder simiiformes. They are in the super family hominoid. They are in the family hominidae. Their main patterns of locomotion include quadrupedal knuckle walking. But they do spend a little time climbing and standing bipedally. These gorillas are extremely big which makes it hard to climb anything besides the main trunk of trees. But young...

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The Apes

For other uses, see Ape (disambiguation). For an explanation of very similar terms, see Hominidae. Hominoids or Apes Temporal range: Late Oligocene–Holocene PreЄЄOSDCPTJKPgN Orang Utan, Semenggok Forest Reserve, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia.JPG Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) Scientific classification e Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia Order: Primates Suborder: Haplorrhini Infraorder: Simiiformes Parvorder: Catarrhini Superfamily: Hominoidea Gray, 1825 Type species ...

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BIN HANAFI KB1309FD4722 CHIMPANZEE INTRO Chimpanzees, sometimes colloquially Chimps, are two extant hominid species of apes in the genus Pan. The Congo River divides the native habitats of the two species. Chimpanzees are members of the family Hominidae, along with gorillas, humans, and orangutans. Chimpanzees split from the human branch of the family about four to six million years ago. Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans, being members of the tribe Hominini. CHIMPANZEE INTELLIGENCE...

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Good or Evil

Are Humans Born Good or Are Humans Born Evil? Humans have been on Earth for about 100,000 to 200,000 years. We are part of the hominidae family. In other words, we are “modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man.” We have brains and with them we are able to consider thoughts. With abstract brainwork, it allows us to categorize ourselves under “perceptive”. Everybody has a different understanding or idea about something. Most of the time, humankind will anticipate the worse instead of...

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Humans And Chimpanzees Are Similar

mind, it 's hard to ignore similarities seen in their living cousins. Despite an apparent lack of real culture and significant physiological differences, some say that the orangutan may also satisfy these criteria. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominidae http://www.science20.com/curious_cub/gene_regulation_and_difference_between_human_beings_and_chimpanzees-83981 ...

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