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South Djoum Chimp.jpg
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
Gray, 1825

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Homininae is a subfamily of Hominidae, which includes humans, gorillas and chimpanzees.[1] It also includes some extinct human relatives such as Ardipithecus and Australopithecus.[2] It comprises all those hominids, such as Australopithecus, that arose after the split from the other great apes.

Taxonomic classification[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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.