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The latest thinking about the taxonomy of great apes

Groves, Colin


The orangutan (genus Pongo), gorilla (genus Gorilla) and chimpanzee (genus Pan), constituting the great apes, were once thought of as a homogeneous family Pongidae, related to but distinct from our own family Hominidae. It is now known, however, that chimpanzees are more closely related to humans (genus Homo) than they are to other great apes, while gorillas are more closely related to the chimpanzee–human duo than they are to orangutans. The family Pongidae has been abolished and all great...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: International Zoo Yearbook
DOI: 10.1111/izy.12173


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