The scientific name for humans is Homo sapiens. It is thought that this species of human descended from Homo heidelbergensis. It is a myth that Homo sapiens descended from Neanderthals, who also share ancestry with Homo heidelbergensis.
Homo sapiens have several characteristics that distinguish them from more ancient humans. These traits include skulls that are rounded and brow ridges that protrude less. They have delicate skeletons. They lack the occipital buns that Neanderthal skulls have. They also posses high foreheads, pointed chins and smaller faces than Neanderthals. It is suggested that Homo sapiens first began to evolve approximately 200,000 years ago.Learn More
A white-winged dove's scientific name is Zenaida asiatica, and it belongs to the family Columbidae. It belongs to the same family as pigeons, with whom the bird is confused in many regions.Full Answer >
The scientific name for a zebra is Equus Quagga. Zebras are hoofed herbivorous mammals that live throughout the African grasslands and savannas. They are one of the main targets for large predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, crocodiles and hyenas.Full Answer >
The scientific name of the sea sponge is Porifera. The sea sponge's scientific name refers to something having pores, and sea sponges have many small pores known as ostia.Full Answer >
The scientific name for the grizzly bear is Ursus arctos horribilis. The grizzly was classified and named in 1815 and is inclusive of any North American subspecies of the brown bear.Full Answer >