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Range Oceania, North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Antarctica and The International Space Station
Estimated Population 7.768 billion
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates

Haplorhini Simiiformes

Family Hominidae

Homininae Hominini

Genus Homo
Species Homo Sapiens

Homo Sapiens Sapiens

Conservation Status
Least Concern
Modern Humans (Homo sapiens), are the only extant members of the hominin clade, a branch of great apes characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; manual dexterity and increased tool use; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies. Early hominids, such as the australopithecines who had more apelike brains and skulls, are less often thought of or referred to as "human" than hominids of the genus Homo some of whom used fire, much of Eurasia, and gave rise to anatomically modern Homo sapiens in Africa about 200,000 years ago where they began to exhibit evidence of behavioral modernity around 50,000 years ago and migrated out in successive waves to occupy all but the smallest, driest, and coldest lands. In the last 100 years, this has extended to permanently manned bases in Antarctica, on offshore platforms, and orbiting the Earth. The spread of humans and their large and increasing population has had a destructive impact on large areas of the environment and millions of native species worldwide. Advantages that explain this evolutionary success include a relatively larger brain with a particularly well-developed neocortex, prefrontal cortex and temporal lobes, which enable high levels of abstract reasoning, language, problem solving, sociality, and culture through social learning. Humans use tools to a much higher degree than any other animal, and are the only extant species known to build fires, cook their food and wear clothing.


Subspecies Description Image
Homo Sapiens Idaltu Extinct Lived in Africa
Homo Sapiens Sapiens Currently Living Automatically Correct Humans, Living in All 7 Continents (Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe, North America, South America and Antarctica) and The International Space Station


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