Definition of Family Hominidae
1. Noun. Modern man and extinct immediate ancestors of man.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Family
Group relationships: Anthropoidea, Suborder Anthropoidea
Member holonyms: Hominid, Genus Homo, Australopithecus, Genus Australopithecus, Genus Plesianthropus, Plesianthropus, Genus Sivapithecus, Dryopithecus, Genus Dryopithecus, Genus Ouranopithecus, Ouranopithecus, Genus Lufengpithecus, Lufengpithecus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Hominidae
Literary usage of Family Hominidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ethnology by Augustus Henry Keane (1896)
"... The five families of the Anthropoidea—Their range in time and space— Diagram of the Anthropoid families—Relations of the family Hominidae to the family ..."
2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1902)
"... at least for the present, the family Hominidae contains but one genus, Homo, and probably but one species, H. sapiens. The characters of the family may ..."
3. California Mammals by Frank Stephens (1906)
"family Hominidae. (Man.) Body erect; inner digit of foot not opposable to the other digits; five digits on each limb; cranium large; cerebral hemispheres of ..."