Human Taxonomy

Guess the species, genus, family, etc... of humans according to scientific taxonomy.
Quiz by AnimalGenius526
Last updated: September 20, 2021
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H. sapiens
Level 57
Nov 5, 2020
Doesn't accept Eukaryota?
Level 84
Sep 20, 2021
If you're wondering why the highest order is the least guessed, there was no Domain classification when I was in high school.
Level 84
Sep 21, 2021
Yeah, Domain was a new one on me.
Level 82
Sep 21, 2021
Yet arguably it's the most important. The emergence of eukaryotic cells was really what made the diversity of multicellular life we see today possible. After abiogenesis itself, it was probably the most important milestone in the evolution of life on Earth. Given all that, it makes sense to include the distinction between prokaryotic and eukaryotic lifeforms in standard taxonomy.
Level 78
Oct 8, 2021
Important or not, we didn't learn it. Give us a break :(
Level 60
Feb 11, 2022
Guess I have to update my mnemonic to start with "Dear Kevin"
Level 56
Apr 21, 2022
did king phillip come over from great spain? is my go to
Level 49
Apr 7, 2022
I actually was wondering that, thank you
Level 71
Sep 21, 2021
This is a good quiz. Congrats on the first feature!
Level 82
Sep 21, 2021
I can see scope for a whole series here. There's a lot of overlap between cats and dogs, so maybe a joint one for them? And you could do non-mammalian ones too, to mix it up a bit.
Level 36
Oct 8, 2021
Level 64
Oct 8, 2021
Troy and Abed, anyone?
Level 55
Oct 8, 2021
Donde esta la biblioteca
Level 32
Mar 26, 2022
Probably the only reason I got all on first try
Level 64
Oct 8, 2021
Pedantry: Genus and species should be italicized.
Level 71
Oct 10, 2021
Could great apes be considered a valid answer for family? As far as I'm aware it is a generally used common term for hominidae
Level 75
Jan 20, 2023
Now why is Hominidae the least known?
Level 49
Mar 26, 2023
some other ones that aren't here:

metazoa, craniata, vertebrata, euteleostomi, eutheria, euarchontoglires, haplorrhini, catarrhini.

none of these technically fit the classifications given but they're there somewhere along the way :)

Level 67
Mar 27, 2024
could use some more time. Missed half, but only thing I hadn't heard of was eukaryota. For chordata I was trying to find the opposite of invertebrates.. didn't succeed. I recognise the english terms, but couldn't come up with them in time.

The literal translation of how we learned it is that humans are part of the group having vertebrates