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

Homininae
South Djoum Chimp.jpg
Common chimpanzee
in Cameroon's South Province
Scientific classification
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Homininae

Gorillini
Hominini

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)Edit

 
Evolutionary tree of the superfamily Hominoidea

ReferencesEdit

  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.