Homo sapiens is the scientific name of human. Homo (Latin word meaning: man) represents the Genus whereas sapiens (Latin word meaning: wise) represent the Species.
Taxonomic classification (position) of human
Kingdom: Animalia - Absence of cell wall, presence of locomotion, complex food intake and digestion, depend on other for food.
Phylum: Chordata - Presence of notochord and dorsal hollow central nervous system
Sub-phylum: Vertebrata - Presence of dorsal vertebral column and cranium
Section: Gnathostomata - Presence of jaw for chewing
Super-class: Tetrapoda - Presence of 4-limbs (2 hand & 2 leg)
Class: Mammalia - Direct birth to young ones, Presence of mammary glands and air pinna
Sub-class: Theria - Viviparous (direct birth)
Infra-class: Eutheria - Presence of allantoic (true) placenta
Order: Primate - Hairy body, prehensile limbs and presence of nails over limb digits.
Sub-order: Anthropoidea - Muscles showing expression (facial muscles)
Family: Hominidae - Erect posture with bipedal locomotion
Genus: Homo - Man
Species: sapiens - Wise
Sub-species: sapiens - Most wise