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.