Taxon profile


Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Primates - primates »  family Hominidae - hominids »  genus Homo

Scientific synonyms

Homo sapiens diluvialis
Homo sapiens gromagnon
Neoanthropus fosssilis

Other names

= People

IUCN category:Least Concern


juvenile animal


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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Pulex irritans Linnaeus, 1758 - Human Flea, Pentatrichomonas hominis (Davaine, 1860) Wenrich, 1931, Leishmania donovani (Laveran & Mesnil, 1903), Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium malariae Grassi et Feletti, 1890, ...

commensal: Entamoeba coli (Grassi, 1879)

Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Homo sapiens idaltu White, Asfaw et al., 2003

Homo sapiens idaltu

subspecies Homo sapiens palestinus McCown & Keith in Weidenreich, 1932 - Palestinian Man
subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens Linnaeus, 1758 - Modern Man

Homo sapiens sapiens - Modern Man

subspecies Homo sapiens steinheimensis Berckhemer, 1934

Links and literature

EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758]

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Intertaxon relationships (not confirmed) - 1


extinct taxon