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Is Homo sapiens the only species of genus "Homo" that survived?

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, it is, but there is evidence that older species have cross-bread, and, in some sense of the word, have survived. The concept of a genus is not well defined. $\endgroup$ – Gyro Gearloose Jul 15 '17 at 14:38
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    $\begingroup$ Some people argue that given our close relatedness Chimpanzees and humans should share a genus, which would likely be the genus Homo, meaning Homo sapiens would be one of three species in that genus. But it's not the official classification. $\endgroup$ – Oosaka Jul 25 '17 at 20:27
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Is Homo sapiens the only extant species of genus “Homo”?

Yes, Homo sapiens is the only species left in the genus Homo. To be more accurate, some even consider all modern humans as being part of the same subspecies Homo sapiens sapiens. In those terms, Homo sapiens sapiens is the only subspecies left in the genus Homo.

There were other lineages before though but they got extinct.

Other Homo lineages that existed

There were other Homo lineages that went extinct. Consider the followings for example

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