Paraphyly of apes

T. Mike Keesey (
Tue, 10 Dec 1996 15:27:41 -0500

Does anyone have any references for the idea that apes as a group are
paraphyletic, with some closer to humans than others? Specifically
something along the lines of:
((gibbons, siamangs), (orangutans, (gorillas, chimps, humans)))

I need some refs for an assignment.

And for my own curiosity: How would this idea affect the names of
supergeneric taxa among Hominoidea?


-T. Mike Keesey
Author of the
Dinosaurs and Art and Dinosaur Art