Homininae facts for kids

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Common Chimpanzee
in Cameroon's South Province
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Superfamily: Hominoidea
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
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Homininae is a subfamily of Hominidae, which includes humans, gorillas and chimpanzees. It also includes some extinct human relatives such as Ardipithecus and Australopithecus. It comprises all those hominids, such as Australopithecus, that arose after the split from the other great apes.

Taxonomic classification

  • Tribe Gorillini
  • Tribe Hominini
    • Genus Pan
      • Common chimpanzee, (Pan troglodytes)
        • Central chimpanzee, (Pan troglodytes troglodytes)
        • West African chimpanzee, (Pan troglodytes verus)
        • Nigeria-Cameroon Chimpanzee, (Pan troglodytes ellioti)
        • Eastern chimpanzee, (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii)
      • Bonobo (Pygmy chimpanzee), (Pan paniscus)
    • Genus Homo
      • Human, (Homo sapiens)
        • Modern Human, (Homo sapiens sapiens)

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