Homo Sapiens


Homo sapiens is the binomial nomenclature for the only extant human species.

Homo is the genus that comprises the species Homo sapiens, which includes modern humans, as well as several extinct species classified as ancestral to or closely related to modern humans—as for examples Homo habilis and Homo neanderthalensis.

Binomial nomenclature is a formal system of naming species of living things by giving each a name composed of two parts, both of which use Latin grammatical forms, although they can be based on words from other languages.

Modern humans are the only extant members of Hominina clade, a branch of the taxonomical tribe Hominini belonging to the family of great apes.

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Homo is the human genus, which also includes Neanderthals and many other extinct species of hominid; H. sapiens is the only surviving species of the genus Homo.

Neanderthals or Neandertals UK named for the Neandertal in Germany were a species or subspecies of archaic human, in the genus Homo, which became extinct around 40,000 years ago.

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms in biology.

In biology and ecology, extinction is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms, normally a species.

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Modern humans are the subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens, which differentiates them from what has been argued to be their direct ancestor, Homo sapiens idaltu.

The term anatomically modern humans or anatomically modern Homo sapiens refers in paleoanthropology to individual members of the species Homo sapiens with an appearance consistent with the range of phenotypes in modern humans.

Homo sapiens idaltu, also called Herto Man, is the name given to a number of around 160,000-year-old hominid fossils found in 1997 in Herto Bouri, Ethiopia.

In biological classification, subspecies is either a taxonomic rank subordinate to species, or a taxonomic unit in that rank.


The ingenuity and adaptability of Homo sapiens has led to its becoming the most influential species on the planet; it is currently deemed of least concern on the Red List of endangered species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources is an international organization working in the field of nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

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