I have the same interest in him Uncle John had in the new variety of anthropoid ape in the Zoo at home.
In the anthropoid ape we already find the family, but not the clan.
It follows that man never was an anthropoid ape, nor any other animal now living around us.
The anthropoid ape, like man, has only the rudiment of a tail.
It spans the chasm between the anthropoid ape and man as no other bridge can span it.
In this respect the anthropoid ape stands upon a higher plane than many men.
You've got to pay a long string of 'em from General Pomposo down to this anthropoid ape guarding your door.
But the teeth are human teeth, and the jaw seems transitional between that of an anthropoid ape and that of man.
"The anthropoid ape wasn't exactly a monkey, although he may have looked and acted like one," laughed Donald.
The accompanying cut (Fig. 29) shows how to make the hand of an anthropoid ape so that it shall be as natural as life.
|anthropoid ape |
A primate belonging to the family Pongidae, which includes the chimpanzee, bonobo, gorilla, and orangutan. Orangutans are arboreal whereas the other three species are terrestrial or semiarboreal. Anthropoid apes move in trees mainly by arm-swinging and on the ground by quadrupedal walking in which the upper body weight is borne on the knuckles. Also called great ape, pongid. Compare hominid.