Date: Around 1993
What is the complete taxonomic classification for humans?
Phylum: chordata; subphylum: vertebrata; class: mammalia;
subclass: eutheria (placental mammals) order: primate; family: hominidae;
genus: homo; species: sapiens. There you have us! The phylum refers to a
dorsal nervous system supported by a notochord. The subphylum to chordates
that have actual bones. The class to the presence of mammary glands to nurse
young the subclass to the presence of a placenta (the other subclasses either
lay eggs (monotremes such as the platypus; and marsupials, such as the
kangaroo that have pouches)).
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