Homo sapiens idaltu
[ hoh-moh sey-pee-uhnz i-dahl-too ]
/ ˈhoʊ moʊ ˈseɪ pi ənz ɪˈdɑl tu /
an extinct subspecies of Homo sapiens that lived in Africa during the Pleistocene Epoch and is believed to be the likely immediate ancestor of the modern human (Homo sapiens sapiens): the first fossil specimen was discovered in Herto Bouri, Ethiopia, in 1997.
a fossil belonging to this species.
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See also Herto man.
Origin of Homo sapiens idaltu
First recorded in 2000–05; from New Latin; Homo sapiens + Afar idaltu “first born, elder”
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