Homo Sapiens

Species of mammal
human being
taxon name
Homo sapiens
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Human (english)
Mens (afrikaans)
Nipa (akan)
إنسان (arabic)
মানুহ (assamese)
Човек (bulgarian)
মানুষ (bangla)
Den (breton)
Čovjek (bosnian)
Humà (catalan)
ᏴᏫ (cherokee)
Člověk (czech)
Menneske (danish)
Amegbetɔ (ewe)
Άνθρωπος (greek)
Humano (spanish)
Inimene (estonian)
Gizaki (basque)
انسان (persian)
Ihminen (finnish)
Menniskja (faroese)
Humain (french)
Minsk (northern frisian)
Minske (western frisian)
Yvypóra (guarani)
בֶּן־אָדָם (hebrew)
הָאָדָם הַנָּבוֹן (hebrew)
मनुष्य (hindi)
Hodajući čovjek (croatian)
Ember (hungarian)
Manusia (indonesian)
Maður (icelandic)
essere Umano/Uomo (italian)
人間 (japanese)
ಮಾನವ (kannada)
사람(종) (korean)
Miro/مرۆڤ، ئاده‌میزاد (kurdish)
Mirov (kurdish)
Sapratīgais cilvēks (latvian)
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highest observed lifespan
122.449 year
gestation period
280 day
minimum frequency of audible sound
20 hertz
64 hertz
maximum frequency of audible sound
20 kilohertz
23 kilohertz
heart rate
70 ± 10 beats per minute
applies to part
3.313 kilogram
62.03 kilogram
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Homo sapiens is the only extant human species. The name is Latin for 'wise man' and was introduced in 1758 by Carl Linnaeus (who is himself the lectotype for the species). Extinct species of the genus Homo include Homo erectus, extant from roughly 1.9 to 0.4 million years ago, and a number of other species (by some authors considered subspecies of either H. sapiens or H. erectus). The divergence of the lineage leading to H. sapiens out of ancestral H. erectus (or an intermediate species such as Homo antecessor) is estimated to have occurred in Africa roughly 500,000 years ago. The earliest fossil evidence of early Homo sapiens appears in Africa around 300,000 years ago, with the earliest genetic splits among modern people, according to some evidence, dating to around the same time. Sustained archaic admixture is known to have taken place both in Africa and (following the recent Out-Of-Africa expansion) in Eurasia, between about 100,000 and 30,000 years ago. The term anatomically modern humans (AMH) is used to distinguish H. sapiens having an anatomy consistent with the range of phenotypes seen in contemporary humans from varieties of extinct archaic humans. This is useful especially for times and regions where anatomically modern and archaic humans co-existed, for example, in Paleolithic Europe. Omo-Kibish I (Omo I) from southern Ethiopia is the oldest anatomically modern Homo sapiens skeleton currently known (196 ± 5 ka).
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