Talk:Hominidae

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Explanation[edit]

  • Ponginae - includes living orangutans and the extinct Gigantopithecus and Sivapithecus genera.
  • Homininae - includes Homo sapiens and some extinct relatives such as Australopithecus, as well as the gorillas and the chimpanzees.


Comments[edit]

For combining all genera in one family, see Groves (1989). The genera are placed in two subfamilies by Groves (2001c): Ponginae (Pongo alone), and Homininae (Gorilla, Homo, Pan). McKenna and Bell (1997) included Hylobatidae in addition, as a subfamily, and within the Homininae recognized two living tribes, Pongini and Hominini; Goodman et al. (1998) recognized gibbons only as a tribe (Hylobatini), with the other three genera as a separate tribe (Hominini), divided into subtribes Pongina and Hominina; they included Pan in Homo, and Watson et al. (2001) included both Pan and Gorilla in Homo.