Re: Hominoids and hominids

Pamela Willoughby (Pam.Willoughby@UALBERTA.CA)
Fri, 16 Feb 1996 09:15:41 -0700

Hominoid means member of the Superfamily Hominoidea (all living and
fossil apes and humans). Hominid means member of the Family Hominidae
(usually humans and fossil humans). Using DNA studies, many
palaeoanthropologists argue that Hominidae should include African apes
and humans, only subdividing them at the Subfamily level. Pam Willoughby