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Descriptor English: Hominidae
Descriptor Spanish: Hominidae
Descriptor Portuguese: Hominidae
Descriptor French: Hominidae
Entry term(s): Ape
Apes
Hominid
Hominids
Hominin
Hominini
Hominins
Homininus
Homo
Pongidae
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.649.313.988.400.112.400
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015186
Scope note: Family of the suborder HAPLORHINI (Anthropoidea) comprising bipedal primate MAMMALS. It includes modern man (HOMO SAPIENS) and the great apes: gorillas (GORILLA GORILLA), chimpanzees (PAN PANISCUS and PAN TROGLODYTES), and orangutans (PONGO PYGMAEUS).
Annotation: diseases: coordinate with PRIMATE DISEASES ; note entry term APES: diseases in an unspecified ape, index APE DISEASES + HOMINIDAE (NIM); extinct humans (Homo species other than Homo sapiens) go here; NEANDERTHALS is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Anthropoidea (1981-1988)
Primates (1968-1988)
Public MeSH Note: 89
History Note: 89
DeCS ID: 23672
Unique ID: D015186
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1989/01/01
Date of Entry: 1988/04/19
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Hominidae - Preferred
Concept UI M0023340
Scope note Family of the suborder HAPLORHINI (Anthropoidea) comprising bipedal primate MAMMALS. It includes modern man (HOMO SAPIENS) and the great apes: gorillas (GORILLA GORILLA), chimpanzees (PAN PANISCUS and PAN TROGLODYTES), and orangutans (PONGO PYGMAEUS).
Preferred term Hominidae
Entry term(s) Hominid
Hominids
Pongidae - Narrower
Concept UI M0017280
Scope note An obsolete name for a family of Primates consisting of three genera: Pongo (PONGO PYGMAEUS), Pan (PAN TROGLODYTES and PAN PANISCUS), and Gorilla (GORILLA GORILLA).
Preferred term Pongidae
Entry term(s) Ape
Apes
Hominini - Narrower
Concept UI M0494660
Scope note A tribe (taxon between family and genus) consisting of the line leading to HUMANS after its split from the other African ape lineages. This tribe includes all of the Homo species (HOMO SAPIENS; HOMO NEANDERTHALENSIS; H. ergaster; H. rudolfensis), all of the Australopithecines (Australopithicus africanus, A. boisei, etc.) and other ancient forms like Paranthropus and Ardipithecus.
Preferred term Hominini
Entry term(s) Hominin
Hominins
Homininus
Homo - Narrower
Concept UI M0460246
Preferred term Homo



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