Man's biological classification reveals his relationship to simpler organisms. However in the smallest subdivision, species, man stands alone. But ultimately he is related even to the tiny ameba. Man is a vertebrate of the mammal class, of the pimate order, genus Homo, and species Sapiens. Being a primate means that he has stereoscopic, or three-dimensional, vision and a pair of hands with grasping fingers and flat fingernails. As a member of the genus Homo, he has an erect posture, with one strong finger (thumb) opposing the other four. An being Sapiens as species means that he has well-developed frontal lobes and motor and sensory capacities for producing and understanding a complex language which entails abstract concepts.
Biological Group Man