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A member of the Hominoidea (see hominoid) superfamily of primates. 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 gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, and humans, collectively known as the great apes.

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