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Subfamily Homininae


Introduction

the subfamily Homininae is the scientific category for what are commonly known as “the African apes”: humans, chimpanzees, and gorillas.

History of the Subfamily Homininae

The subfamily Homininae was named in 1825 by John Edward Gray.

Goodman, 1974


Immediate Phylogeny

Parent Group
Hominidae

Sister Groups
Ponginae

Daughter Groups
Hominini
Gorillini

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Taxonomy

Domain Eucarya
Kingdom Metazoa
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primata
Subrder Haplorhini
Infraorder Simiiformes
Parvorder Catarrhini
Superfamily Hominoidea

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