Anthropoid ape

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This text includes outdated information. For current taxonomy see Hominidae.

Anthropoid apes or manlike apes, is a name formerly given to what is now classified as the infraorder of Simians.


  • Huxley's Man's Place in Nature (1863)
  • Robt. Hartmann's Anthropoid Apes (1883; London, 1885)
  • A. H. Keane, Ethnology (1896)
  • Darwin's Descent of Man (1871; pop. ed., 1901)
  • Haeckel's Anthropogeny (Leipzig, 1874, 1903; Paris, 1877; Eng. ed., 1883)
  • W. H. Flower and Rich. Lydekker, Mammals Living and Extinct (London, 1891).
  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.