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Origin of hominin
historical usage of hominin
In the more recent classification scheme, representing a further refinement in genetic grouping, Hominidae has two subfamilies, one of which, Homininae, includes humans, gorillas, and chimpanzees (but excludes orangutans). The subfamily Homininae then separates into three distinct branches or tribes, with humans in the Hominini tribe—thus designating humans (and their direct ancestors) as hominins. All human ancestors, for example, with the genus name Homo are hominins, including Neanderthals ( Homo neanderthalensis ), Homo habilis, and Homo erectus.
Footnote: By comparing the old and new scientific classifications of humans, we can see that the original definition of hominid and the definition of the newer term hominin are essentially the same. It is the new classification that has given hominid its recently adopted broader meaning.
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How to use hominin in a sentence
Ancient humans and their hominin ancestors really didn’t have much of a problem with cavities.
In the last few hundred thousand years, multiple species of hominins existed and interbred with each other.
You’d see all these different kinds of hominins coexisting on a landscape, eating slightly different things, moving in slightly different ways.
These hominins were living in environments that had fewer and fewer trees.
To me, the greatest revelation of your research is we didn’t evolve from hominins that walked on all fours.