Homo sapiens Linnaeus 1758 (human)

Mammalia - Primates - Hominidae

Synonym: Homo floresiensis Brown et al. 2004

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Homo according to O. Thomas 1911

See also Brown and Morwood 2004, Brown et al. 2004, Brumm et al. 2006, Cela-Conde and Ayala 2003, Falk et al. 2005, Falk et al. 2005, Falk et al. 2006, Gervais and Ameghino 1880, Henneberg and Thorne 2004, Jacob et al. 2006, Kurten 1968, Kurten and Anderson 1980, Martin et al. 2006, Martin et al. 2006, Meireles et al. 1999, Morwood et al. 2005, Oxnard et al. 2010, Richards 2006, Schultz and Howard 1935, Vannucci et al. 2011 and Weber et al. 2005

Sister taxa: Bimanes, Homo antecessor, Homo georgicus, Homo habilis, Homo heidelbergensis, Homo helmei, Homo neanderthalensis, Homo njarasensis, Homo platyops, Homo rhodesiensis, Homo rudolfensis, Pithecanthropus erectus

Subtaxa: Homo sapiens idaltu

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Ecology: ground dwelling omnivore

Average measurements (in mm): femur diameter 24.6, humerus diameter 18.8, radius diameter 13.5, tibia diameter 29.8

Estimated body mass: 70.8 kg based on femur diameter, humerus diameter, and tibia diameter

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (2 collections), Bolivia (1), China (3), the Congo-Kinshasa (6), Cook Islands (1), the Dominican Republic (2), Egypt (4), Ethiopia (3), Greece (1), Greenland (1), Indonesia (3), Kenya (1), the Marshall Islands (1), Morocco (4), the Netherlands (2), Niger (2), Northern Mariana Islands (6), Peru (2), South Africa (23), Tanzania (1), United States (15: California, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia), Vietnam (2), Zambia (2)

• Pliocene to Holocene of the Congo-Kinshasa (1)

Total: 89 collections each including a single occurrence

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