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A hominin is a member of the tribe Hominini, including humans and some extinct species.[1] Usage varies as to whether chimpanzees are included.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "The informal or vernacular term for a speciment that belongs to a taxon within the tribe Hominini, and thus is more closely related to modern humans than to any other living taxa." Bernard Wood (23 February 2015). Wiley Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolution. Wiley. p. 182. ISBN 978-1-118-33574-1. 
  2. ^ "The tribe that many researchers use for modern humans and all the fossil taxa more closely related to modern humans than to any other living taxon. Some researchers use it to refer to the clade that contains both modern humans and chimpanzees/bonobos." ibid.
  3. ^ "Conventionally, taxonomists now refer to the great ape family (including humans) as hominids, while all members of the lineage leading to modern humans that arose after the split with the LCA are referred to as hominins. The older literature used the terms hominoids and hominids respectively."Dunbar, Robin (2014). Human evolution. ISBN 9780141975313.