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Which of the following statement(s) is/are false, regarding human classification?

I. Humans are highly evolved but still grouped into a common group with other Primates.

II. "Homo sapiens" is Latin for "wise person”.

III. Homo sapiens sapiens is the scientific name of modern humans.

IV. Human classification is purely based on morphology.



A

I

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B

II only

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C
II & III
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D

IV

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Solution

The correct option is A

IV


Contrary to the philosophers and scientists who made various attempts to classify humans as distinct from the rest of the living world, modern or new systematics classified humans along with other animals. When Linnaeus named humans as Homo sapiens in 1758, they were the only members of the genus Homo. The first other species to be classified in the same genus was H. neanderthalensis, which was classified in 1864. The taxonomy of the hominins continues to evolve based on phylogeny. Today, Homo sapiens are the only extant (still around) human species.


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