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  • proper n. A taxonomic subfamily within the family Hominidae — man and close relatives.


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Homo +‎ -inae, using the stem Homin-. See homo


  • (˜Hominin™ refers, as did ˜hominid™ until very recently, to Homo sapiens together with fossil species of ape to which Homo sapiens are more closely related than we are to chimpanzees; these include the Australopithecines, extinct species of Homo, etc., making up the tribe Hominini within the sub-family Homininae.)

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  • A hominin is a member of the tribe Hominini, a hominine is a member of the subfamily Homininae, a hominid is a member of the family Hominidae, and a hominoid is a member of the superfamily Hominoidea.

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  • Edit hominin Hominini hominine Homininae hominid Hominidae hominoid Hominoidea anyone else thinking of Ed Norton?

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  • [[Homininae]] ancestors speciate from the ancestors of Ryan, Sternera, K.,

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  • • In the light of DNA comparisons, one solution is to place orangutans in the subfamily Ponginae and to combine African apes and humans in the subfamily Homininae.

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  • * Hominidae (Family) [great apes] * Homininae (Subfamily) [includes gorillas but not orangutans]

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  • However, a second consideration makes it more compelling to divide the taxa into lower-level designations — that is to make our family divisions more consistent with the level of variation and relatedness found among other families of the primates (Delson et al., 2000) Thus the trend among paleoanthropologists is to use the family Hominidae to refer to the great apes and humans, the subfamily Homininae to designate chimps, gorillas, and humans (with the orangutan in the Ponginae), and the tribe Hominini to isolate humans and their fossil ancestors.

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