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Temporal range: 12.5–0Ma
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Three hominines: a human holding a young gorilla and a young chimpanzee.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Gray, 1825
Type species
Homo sapiens
Linnaeus, 1758


sister: Ponginae

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

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

Classification (living members)

Evolutionary tree of the superfamily Hominoidea

See also

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