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Extant hominids (was Re: Progress schmogress)

In a message dated Wed, 1 Aug 2001 11:49:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time, "Tim 
Williams" <twilliams_alpha@hotmail.com> writes:

> How about this then; the family Hominidae 
> has only four living species (and three of those are not doing so well these 
> days)

Actually, it appears that there are seven currently recognized extant hominid 
species.  See:


Unfortunately, instead of one species each of gorilla and orangutan, each doing 
very badly, this means there are now two species of gorilla and two of 
orangutan, each doing terribly.

--Nick P.