Is it true that Homo Sapiens became extinct.?
and that our correct taxonomy is Homo Sapiens Sapiens ?
- skeptikLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
It means that there are potentially more levels in the taxonomy than just the "traditional" binomial designation. And if H. Sapiens had gone extinct, all the sub-species would ALSO have to be extinct.
Clearly, that's not the case.
To be clear - the designation of anatomically modern humans with the subspecies H. Sapiens Sapiens is not universally acknowledged. Where it is, generally Neanderthals and Denisovans (among others) are extinct subspecies - H. S Neanderthalensis and H.S. Denisova specifically.
Where this designation is not acknowledged, they are three distinct species in the genus "homo" - H. Sapiens, H. Neanderthalensis and H. Denisova.
- 3 weeks ago
noooooo GENDER is dead end of evolution theory Higher species with gender will not reproduce or have s-e-x with other species of GENDER, no new higher species will appear on earth after Human
- CowboyLv 64 weeks ago
Homo sapiens sapiens replaced Homo sapiens via anagenesis and cultural evolution, nobody was driven to extinction.
- Penguin LoverLv 44 weeks ago
Homo sapiens sapiens also became extinct now it should be sapiens sapiens sapiens.
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- Elaine MLv 74 weeks ago
Not necessarily. Look how the dog is classified.
The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris when considered a subspecies of the wolf or Canis familiaris when considered a distinct species) is a member of the genus Canis (canines), which forms part of the wolf-like canids, and is the most widely abundant terrestrial carnivore.
- ZirpLv 74 weeks ago
No, we are not extinct. There still is one subspecies (="race") left: Homo Sapiens Sapiens
Neanderthals and Denisovans are extinct
- CarolOklaNolaLv 74 weeks ago
No it is not true that the species Homo sapiens has gone extinct. The full taxonomic name is Homo Sapiens Sapiens. The sub species Sapiens is descended from Homo sapiens idaltus. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_taxonomy.
Maybe there is sub sub species Homo sapiens sapiens sarcastus idioticus.