Homininae

Homininae
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Common chimpanzee
in Cameroon's South Province
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Gorillini
Hominini

Homininae is a subfamily of Hominidae, which includes humans, gorillas, and chimpanzees.[1]

Most importantly, it also includes extinct human relatives such as Ardipithecus, Australopithecus, and earlier species of the genus Homo.[2] It includes all those hominid species which arose after the split from the other great apes.

Classification (living members)

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Evolutionary tree of the superfamily Hominoidea

References

  1. "hominid, hominin, hominoid, human". National Geographic Style Manual. National Geographic Society. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  2. Erin Wayman (16 November 2011). "What's in a Name? Hominid Versus Hominin". Smithsonian.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015.