Are gorillas hominids?

christian thompson cthompson at SEL.BARC.USDA.GOV
Wed Apr 4 15:38:41 CDT 2001

Yes, but ...

Now that we have the PhyloCode and rankless nomenclature, I believe the
proper and prior name for a taxon with just man is Huxley's Psychozoa.  It
is not only a grade, but also a clade defined synapomorphy

Smile :-)

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