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During the early 1990s the biological classification of the family Hominidae, which consists of all the great apes, was restructured and modified. Now at the head of the taxonomic sequence are hominoids, members of the super‐family of mammals (Hominoidae) that consists of all the great apes and the lesser apes. A hominid is a member of the family Hominidae, which comprises just the great apes. A hominine is a member of the sub‐family Homininae, which covers chimpanzees and humans. A hominin is a member of the tribe Hominini, which consists of the genus Homo that embraces all modern humans and their extinct ancestoral species.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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