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Lectotype of the species Homo sapiens Linnaeus, 1758, designated by Stearn, 1959. Portrait of Carl Linnaeus by Alexander Roslin, 1775.
 
Detail from Pioneer 11 spacecraft plaque

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From Latin homō (human being) + sapiēns (wise, sensible, judicious).

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Homo sapiens m (plural Homines sapientes)

  1. A taxonomic species within the family Hominidae – human.

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For quotations of use of this term, see Citations:Homo sapiens.

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