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Temporal range: Pliocene-present, 3–0Ma
Skull of Homo neanderthalensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Tribe: Hominini
Subtribe: Hominina
Gray, 1825
Type species
Homo sapiens
Linnaeus, 1758

In the taxonomy, Hominina is a subtribe of the tribe Hominini. It includes only the genus Homo, but not earlier upright walking hominins such as australopithecines, Orrorin tugenensis, Ardipithecus, or Sahelanthropus.1 Members of the subtribe are known as hominans or hominas. This taxon is used only by some scientists.


  • Superfamily Hominoidea ("hominoids")1
    • Family Hylobatidae Gibbons or lesser apes
    • Family Hominidae ("hominids") Humans and other great apes
      • Subfamily Ponginae Orangutans and close relatives
        • Genus Pongo ("pongines") Orangutans
      • Subfamily Homininae ("hominines") Hominids, Gorillas, Chimpanzees, and close relatives
        • Tribe Gorillini Gorillas and close relatives
          • Genus Gorilla ("gorillines") Gorillas
        • Tribe Hominini Hominids and Chimpanzees
          • Subtribe Panina Chimpanzees and close relatives
            • Genus Pan ("panins") Chimpanzees and Bonobos
          • Subtribe Australopithecina ("australopiths") Early hominid forms
          • Subtribe Hominina ("hominans") Later hominid forms
            • Genus Homo Humans and close relatives

See also


  1. ^ a b Wood and Richmond; Richmond, BG (2000). "Human evolution: taxonomy and paleobiology". Journal of Anatomy 197 (Pt 1): 19–60. doi:10.1046/j.1469-7580.2000.19710019.x. PMC 1468107. PMID 10999270. 

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