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Homininae
Temporal range: 12.5–0Ma
Three hominines: a human holding a young gorilla and a young chimpanzee.
Scientific classification
Type species
Homo sapiens
Linnaeus, 1758
Tribe

Dryopithecini
Gorillini
Hominini

sister: Ponginae

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

Evolutionary tree of the superfamily Hominoidea

References