Re: Questions about Cro Magnon

Patricia Lynn Sothman (
11 Feb 1995 23:21:21 GMT

Hideo Gump ( wrote:
: Cro-magnon and Neandertal were both homo sapiens.Cro-magnons were
: homo sapiens sapiens just like us.Neandertal was homo sapiens
: neandertalis.

Point of general interest: if you are referring to Neandertals in the
specific or subspecific sense, the proper term is "neanderthalensis" not
neandertalis. Neanderthalensis has taxonomic precedence over every other
subspecific or specific name.

Patricia L. Sothman