I love apes. LoL, gorillas are they apes? I have loved them since before I can even remember. I used to look out my grandparents back window into the darkness and tell my grandpa that theres gorill la la las out there when I was around 4yrs old.
Hominoidea or anthropoid apes - tail-less primatesGorrilla's are different than apes, but I am not sure how. I think it's an alligator/crocodile thing.
I guess this would help clarify. There are prosimians in the primate order which are tree shrews etc and then there are anthropoidea which are monkeys, apes, and humansHominoidea or anthropoid apes - tail-less primates
Includes gibbons, orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and humans
Modern species evolved from same ancestral stock that produced humans
DNA evidence indicates divergence from human line 5-7 million years ago
DNA of chimpanzees and humans is 98.4% similar
Similarities in the proteins hemoglobin and myoglobin indicate that the chimpanzee is our closest relative
Hylobatidae - Gibbons - The most primitive branch of the tail-less apes
Pongidae - Orangutans, chimpanzees, bonobos, and gorillas
Hominidae - Humans
Damn mama!!!!! You are on it!!! To the OP, snakes ( cause I raised many), monitors, and THE GREAT WHITE SHARK, there is no creature I fear more.I guess this would help clarify. There are prosimians in the primate order which are tree shrews etc and then there are anthropoidea which are monkeys, apes, and humans
New World monkeys or Ceboidea - not involved in evolution of humans
Includes spider monkey, capuchin, and marmosete Most are small and have prehensile tails. The oldest fossils are Oligocene from South America.
Then there are Old World monkeys or Cercopithecoidea which are baboons, mandrills, macaques, rhesus monkeys, and Barbary ape. Their nostrils are close together and directed downward like in humans. Their tails are not prehensile.