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Temporal range: Middle Pleistocene – Present
Adult female (left) and male (right)

Homo sapiens

Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Homo
Species: H. sapiens
Subspecies: Homo sapiens idaltu
Homo sapiens sapiens
Binomial name
Homo sapiens
Linnaeus, 1758

Homo sapiens (Linnaeus, 1758) is the binomial name of our own species. Two known subspecies exist, H. s. sapiens, and H. s. idaltu. Homo sapiens sapiens was the only living Homo sapiens.