Hominidae II

(Humans)

Class Mammalia Order Primates Family Hominidae Subfamily Homininae

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Large mammals; obligate bipeds; largest brain to body size ratio among terrestrial mammals; moderate degree of sexual dimorphism; species-specific vocal communication (language); obligate reliance on tool behavior and technology; complex sociality

Size

Variable, depending upon population. Normal adult stature: 53.5-72.8 in (136-185 cm); normal adult weight: 83.8-198.4 lb (38-90 kg)

Number of genera, species

1 genus, 1 species, 1 subspecies

Habitat

All terrestrial habitats, aided by domestication of animals and plants, technology, and extensive environmental modification

Conservation status

Not threatened

Distribution

Cosmopolitan; exploration of outer space and the solar system is now proceeding apace; colonization of other worlds within the solar system will probably take place within the foreseeable future

Distribution

Cosmopolitan; exploration of outer space and the solar system is now proceeding apace; colonization of other worlds within the solar system will probably take place within the foreseeable future

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