Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Ape

Nonhuman member of the Hominoidea characterized by a broad sternum that stabilizes the thoracic cage and dorsal scapulae that increase the range of shoulder motion, permitting climbing by suspensory locomotion, and by the absence of a tail.

See the extant ape genera Hylobates, Pongo, Gorilla, Pan, and Homo.

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