|MadSci Network: Zoology|
William, Yes, it does seem that following DNA analysis, the great apes and humans have been found to be very closely related, and have been placed in the same family. Here are some useful websites for checking this: http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/chordata/mammalia/primates/hominidae.html. This is the Smithsonian Mammal Species of the World website, where you can find the relationships of all the world's 4600 or so mammals. http://nmnhwww.si.edu/msw/ The Smithsonian site says that this is the book which caused the change in classification: Groves, C. P. 1989. A theory of human and primate evolution. Oxford University Press, New York, 375 pp.
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