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

Least Concern


juvenile animal



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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Moniliformis moniliformis (Bremser in Rudolphi, 1819), Ixodes ricinus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Common Tick, Leishmania donovani (Laveran & Mesnil, 1903), Pulex irritans Linnaeus, 1758 - Human Flea, Retortamonas intestinalis (Wenyon & O'Connor, 1917), ...

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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