Fossil hominins dating from soon after the proposed age of the common ancestor to and genus Homo until approximately the rise of and potentially to these latter genera.

These great apes lived earlier than (before) approximately four million years ago and later than (after) approximately six million years ago. By contrast, genus Australopithecus dates from around four million years ago and the split between genus Pan () and the hominins occurred roughly seven million years ago.

See in particular but also .