Thursday, 15 December 2016

School Boy Error....

Apologies to all readers of my blog, I have been at fault when it comes to the use of the word 'Hominid'. Basically I took the word to mean all of the so called human relatives. Luckily Jul over at the Rock Art Museum put up a post to correct me in such matters:
Definition of Hominoids, Hominids, Hominins and Humanoids
Hominoids – All apes, Gibbons, gorillas, chimps, orangs and humans
Hominids – All modern and extinct great apes. Gorillas, chimps, orangs and humans, and their immediate ancestors. Not gibbons
Hominins – Any species of early human that is more closely related to humans than chimpanzees, including modern humans themselves
Humanoids – Having an appearance or character resembling that of a human