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A member of the Hominoidea superfamily of
. This includes two families:
the family Hylobatidae, with 4 genera and 12 species of gibbons, collectively known as the lesser apes;
the family Hominidae consisting of
, chimpanzees, orangutans, and humans, collectively known as the great apes.
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