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n. - Usually considered as comprising orangutans.

Usage examples (9)
  • Thus it would make more sense to separate out Pongo orangutan, the type genus of the Pongidae.
  • Our closest primate relatives are the Pongidae, the so-called anthropoid apes, including the chimpanzee and the gorilla.
  • Traditionally this taxon has been restricted to modern humans and their non-ape fossil ancestors, with the apes belonging to sister taxa, the Hylobatidae (gibbons and siamangs)...
  • The clearest expression of the resistance to this notion is that chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans are still assigned to a separate family, Pongidae, while humans... for more
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