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Humans, chimpanzee

Pongo pygmaeus (orangutan)

Dryopithecinae

Gorilla

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Primates
Subordo: Haplorrhini
Infraordo: Simiiformes
Parvordo: Catarrhini
Superfamilia: Hominoidea
Familia: Hominidae
Subfamilia: Homininae
Tribus: Hominini

Subtribus: Panina (Chimpanzee),
Hominina (Humans) (ref)
Genus Homo
Species (Recent): H. sapiens
Species (fossil): H. antecessor,
H. cepranensis, H. erectus,
H. ergaster, H. floresiensis,
H. georgicus, H. habilis,
H. heidelbergensis, H. microcranous,
H. neanderthalensis,
H. orientalis, H. platyops,
H. rhodesiensis, H. rudolfensis

Genus: Ardipithecus
Species: A. kadabba, A. ramidus

Genus: Australopithecus
Species: Australopithecus anamensis,
Australopithecus afarensis,
Australopithecus bahrelghazali,
Australopithecus africanus,
Australopithecus garhi (ref)

Genus: Praeanthropus, Sahelanthropus


Superfamilia: Hominoidea
Familia: Hominidae
Subfamiliae: Pongidae
Genera: Pongo,  Ankarapithecus,
Gigantopithecus, Hispanopithecus,
Khoratpithecus,Lufengpithecus,
Sivapithecus

Extinct apes of the
genus Dryopithecus,
known from Old World
fossil remains of the
Miocene and Pliocene


Superfamilia: Hominoidea
Familia: Hominidae
Subfamiliae: Dryopithecinae
Genus: Ankarapithecus, Anoiapithecus,
Ardipithecus, Australopithecus,
Chororapithecus, Dryopithecus,
Gigantopithecus, Graecopithecus,
Hispanopithecus, Ouranopithecus,
Pierolapithecus, Praeanthropus,
Sahelanthropus, Sivapithecus, Oreopithecus



Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Mammalia
Subclassis: Theria
Infraclassis: Placentalia
Ordo: Primates
Subordo: Haplorrhini
Infraordo: Simiiformes
Parvordo: Catarrhini

Superfamilia: Hominoidea
Familia: Hominidae
Subfamilia: Homininae
Tribus: Gorillini, Hominini, Graecopithecini (extinct)


 The taxonomy of the Hominoidea was/is in a state of flux, as molecular evidence has drawn close lines of relationship than expected. Below are two of the many older phylogenetic classifications, while above is a more established interpretation (2009). Clearly, they are not clearly defined and the final classification has not been decided.
In the Science Week reference below, they state:


       

"hominine: The terms hominine, hominin, hominoid, hominid, are not interchangeable, but their classification criteria are variously in a state of flux. In general, the hominoids are a primate superfamily, the hominid family comprises the great apes within the hominoid superfamily, the hominini are a "tribe" within the hominids characterized by a number of features including bipedalism, and the hominini are further partitioned into the genera Homo and Australopithecus. Concerning research in human evolution, most paleoanthropologists agree that what is important is to achieve an understanding of the evolutionary transitions and transformations, and any classification scheme must be secondary to this objective. In other words, in this context, classification must ultimately reflect phylogeny (the actual evolutionary relationships), and as knowledge of phylogeny changes, so must the extant classification schemes."

 

 

 

 

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