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stemturtle

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Apes - superfamily Hominoidea
« on: March 06, 2018, 06:43:40 PM »

Group shot of apes

Apes are the sister group to Old World monkeys, together forming the parvorder Catarrhini. In addition to prosimians and to New World and Old World monkeys, apes are our fourth thread, which concludes this sampler of the primates.

The purpose of this thread is to show a figure for each different species, comparing their  relative sizes. Some product numbers are reported below because apes are popular with toy makers. This is not a complete collection, which would involve many unidentified figures. Manufacturers often produce a generalized toy without designating a species or subspecies. See more photos on Toy Animal Info.

Superfamily Hominoidea has two families: Hylobatidae and Hominidae.


family Hylobatidae - gibbons
   White-handed gibbon, Hylobates lar, by Papo #50146
   Siamang (baby), Symphalangus syndactylus, porcelain, by Little Critterz
family Hominidae - great apes with two subfamilies: Ponginae and Homininae
subfamily Ponginae - orangutans
   Bornean orangutan, Pongo pygmaeus, by Safari #292929
   Sumatran orangutan, Pongo abelii (ID is speculative), by CollectA #88730



subfamily Homininae - gorillas, chimps, humans and ancestors
    Dryopithecus sp., by Bullyland #58381
   Western gorilla, Gorilla gorilla, by CollectA #88033
   Eastern gorilla, Gorilla beringei (ID is speculative), by Schleich #14770


   Common chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes, by Safari #224729
   Bonobo (baby), Pan paniscus, porcelain, by Little Critterz
    Australopithecus afarensis (Lucy), by Kaiyodo Study Room
    Paranthropus (syn. Australopithecus) boisei, by Kaiyodo Dinotales Series 2


    Homo habilis, by Bullyland #58382
    Homo erectus, by Bullyland #58383
    Neanderthal, Homo neanderthalensis, by Bullyland #58384
   Modern human, Homo sapiens (Charles Darwin) by Accoutrements

Your photos are welcome. Go ape!

         
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Re: Apes - superfamily Hominoidea
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 12:19:42 AM »
Great start to a taxon that needs more coverage here. Thanks again stemturtle! Did you not get one of the Jungle Book figures of a Gigantopithicus? Normally I would not collect anthropomorphized characters but at least they were realistic looking in the recent Disney movie.

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Re: Apes - superfamily Hominoidea
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 01:50:24 AM »
Great start to a taxon that needs more coverage here. Thanks again stemturtle! Did you not get one of the Jungle Book figures of a Gigantopithicus? Normally I would not collect anthropomorphized characters but at least they were realistic looking in the recent Disney movie.

I do not own the Gigantopithicus figure from the Jungle Book. Here is a link to King Louie by Bullyland on eBay.
Gigantopithicus belonged to subfamily Ponginae in Asia, with 3 species ranging from 9 million to 100,000 years ago.

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Re: Apes - superfamily Hominoidea
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 02:18:01 AM »
Great start to a taxon that needs more coverage here. Thanks again stemturtle! Did you not get one of the Jungle Book figures of a Gigantopithicus? Normally I would not collect anthropomorphized characters but at least they were realistic looking in the recent Disney movie.

I do not own the Gigantopithicus figure from the Jungle Book. Here is a link to King Louie by Bullyland on eBay.
Gigantopithicus belonged to subfamily Ponginae in Asia, with 3 species ranging from 9 million to 100,000 years ago.

King Louie from the original Disney cartoon is an orangutan, but in the newer Jungle Book (the one that came out last year or before) had a Gigantopithecus. Here is a link to a set with one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Disney-The-Jungle-Book-King-Louie-And-Kaa-Action-Figures-2-Pack/332552864387?epid=1160951416&hash=item4d6db20283:g:09gAAOSwridaL9pV

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Re: Apes - superfamily Hominoidea
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2018, 01:25:19 PM »
Thanks for alerting us to the Gigantopithecus, bmathison1972.
I placed an order for a figure by Disney. When I post a photo, we'll see if it is worthwhile to collect.

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 03:33:31 PM »

King Louie, Gigantopithecus sp. (Disney / Just Play), height 2.25 inches or 5.7 cm.

The Jungle Book character King Louie identified himself as a Gigantopithecus in the CGI film by Disney in 2016. This extinct pongid is part of a set of 5 figures. It is not articulated. Life size may have been 10 feet or 3 m, which is only an estimate because of the scarcity of fossils. Orange is the new Kong. ;)  I like the realism of this figure.



The Jungle Book Collectible Figures (Disney / Just Play), view of back of box
King Louie, Mowgli, Baloo, Bacheera, Shere Khan

Available on eBay, Amazon, and some toy stores.

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Re: Apes - superfamily Hominoidea
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2018, 02:07:02 AM »
Great addition stemturtle! Looks like a nice realistic figure, rather than an anthropomorphised character.

King Louie actually is not in the Jungle Book books. He was added for the Disney cartoon movie, but when they made the live action/CGI one a couple years ago, they changed Louie from an orangutan to Gigantopithecus, namely because the former has never occurred in India whereas the latter has!

I am surprised this figure didn't get more chatter on DTF since it's an extinct guy! :)

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Re: Apes - superfamily Hominoidea
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2018, 12:49:01 PM »
Great addition stemturtle! Looks like a nice realistic figure, rather than an anthropomorphised character.

King Louie actually is not in the Jungle Book books. He was added for the Disney cartoon movie, but when they made the live action/CGI one a couple years ago, they changed Louie from an orangutan to Gigantopithecus, namely because the former has never occurred in India whereas the latter has!

I am surprised this figure didn't get more chatter on DTF since it's an extinct guy! :)

It did get a little, but the toy line didn't last long, so it kind of skipped past most people!