Phil asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 4 weeks ago

Is it true that Homo Sapiens became extinct.?

and that our correct taxonomy is  Homo Sapiens Sapiens ?

7 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago
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    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

  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    Homo sapiens sapiens replaced Homo sapiens via anagenesis and cultural evolution, nobody was driven to extinction.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Homo sapiens sapiens also became extinct now it should be sapiens sapiens sapiens. 

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  • 4 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.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No, we are not extinct. There still is one subspecies (="race") left: Homo Sapiens Sapiens

    Neanderthals and Denisovans are extinct

  • 4 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. 

    Maybe there is sub sub species Homo sapiens sapiens sarcastus idioticus. 

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