History of Prehistory
 Geochronological timescale
 Hominin Species Names
 Site List

Cite any non-quoted material obtained here as follows:

Calvert, A., K. Flammer, A. Hayes, C. Ibarra, T. Lin, D. Lowen, M. Pevey,M. Thompson, S. Vivelo, B. Wheelis, & H. Gilbert. 2017. Species naming and current status of Homo neanderthalensis. Accessed from the Human Fossil Record Database at on March 27, 2017 .

 Homo neanderthalensis

 Homo sapiens neanderthalensis

Homo neanderthalensis would be assigned to Homo sapiens neanderthalensis using the alpha taxonomy

Original diagnosis:

Date of Publication:  1864
Authors: William King
Holotype: Neanderthal 1
Citation: King, 1864. the reputed fossil man of the Neanderthal. Quarterly Journal of Science. 1: 88-97
Sites that have fossils assigned to neanderthalensis

Gorhams Cave Mousterian ~ 0.0285 Ma
Zafarraya Cave I [3-7] ~ 0.0315 Ma
Vindija Cave G1 ~ 0.0325 Ma
Engis ~ 0.035 Ma
Spy ~ 0.036 Ma
Saint-Cesaire ~ 0.036 Ma
Feldhofer Cave ~ 0.04 Ma
Forbes Quarry ~ 0.04 Ma
Devil's Tower ~ 0.04 Ma
Okladnikov Cave ~ 0.0405 Ma
Lakonis ~ 0.041 Ma
El Sidron ~ 0.0436205 Ma
Les Rochers-de-Villeneuve ~ 0.04425 Ma
Tabun ~ 0.045 Ma
Kebara ~ 0.045 Ma
Banyolas or Banyoles ~ 0.045 Ma
Shanidar ~ 0.049 Ma
La Ferrassie ~ 0.05 Ma
Le Moustier ~ 0.05 Ma
La Chapelle-aux-saints ~ 0.05 Ma
La Quina ~ 0.05 Ma
La Naulette ~ 0.05 Ma
Monti Lessini ~ 0.05 Ma
Mezmaiskaya3d ~ 0.0525 Ma
Salzgitter Lebenstedt ~ 0.056 Ma
Amud ~ 0.06 Ma
Dederiyeh Cave ~ 0.0625 Ma
Zeeland Ridges ~ 0.0625 Ma
Teshik-Tash ~ 0.0675 Ma
Obi-Rakhmat Grotto ~ 0.07 Ma
Krapina ~ 0.08705 Ma
Moula Guecy ~ 0.106 Ma
Scladina ~ 0.11 Ma
Saccopastore ~ 0.115 Ma
Stajnia Cave ~ 0.1275 Ma
Biache-Saint-Vaast ~ 0.226 Ma
Ehringsdorf ~ 0.275 Ma
Altamura ~ 0.453 Ma

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