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. 2021. Species naming and current status of Homo rhodesiensis. Accessed from the Human Fossil Record Database at on July 28, 2021 .

 Homo rhodesiensis

 Homo sapiens rhodesiensis

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

Original diagnosis:

Date of Publication:  1921
Authors: Arthur Smith Woodward
Holotype: Kabwe 1 (Broken Hill)
Citation: Woodward, A. S. 1921. A new cave man from Rhodesia, South Africa. Nature 108(2716): 371-372.
Sites that have fossils assigned to rhodesiensis

Eliye Springs ~ 0.105 Ma
Haua Fteah ~ 0.12 Ma
Omo Kibish ~ 0.145 Ma
Singa ~ 0.1455 Ma
Jebel Irhoud ~ 0.16 Ma
Kabwe or Broken Hill ~ 0.2375 Ma
Lake Eyasi ~ 0.244 Ma
Florisbad ~ 0.254 Ma
Ileret (Upper Ileret) ~ 0.2705 Ma
Koobi Fora Upper Chari Member ~ 0.3 Ma
Loyangalani (Kenya) ~ 0.3 Ma
Ngaloba ~ 0.315 Ma
Wadi Dagadle ~ 0.5 Ma
Ndutu ~ 0.545 Ma
Bodo ~ 0.6 Ma
Saldanha ~ 0.8 Ma

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