Name and taxonomy
binomial name Homo sapiens was coined by
Carl Linnaeus (1758).
Latin noun homō (genitive hominis) means "
man, human being".
Subspecies of H. sapiens include Homo sapiens idaltu and the only
extant subspecies, Homo sapiens sapiens. Some sources show
Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) as a subspecies (Homo sapiens neanderthalensis).
 Similarly, the discovered specimens of the
Homo rhodesiensis species have been classified by some as a subspecies (Homo sapiens rhodesiensis), but these last two subspecies classifications are not widely accepted by scientists.