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What are Homo sapiens?

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02/20/2017

Homo sapiens are human beings. They are a species of primate that has 2 subspecies, Homo sapiens neanderthal (extinct) and Homo sapiens sapiens (us!). The Neanderthals lived over 10,000 years ago. Homo sapiens is the scientific name for the species of primate known as "humans."
the scientific name for humans. Homo is our genus and sapiens our species.