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Temporal range: 12.5–0 Ma
Three hominines: a human holding a young gorilla and a young chimpanzee.
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
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 which are native to Africa.[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)[change | change source]

Evolutionary tree of the superfamily Hominoidea

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.