Human

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Humans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Homo
Species: H. sapients
Binomial name
Homo sapiens
Trinomial name
Homo sapiens sapiens

Humans are the most numerous sentient species inhabiting Sahar. They are physically comparable to dalar and vodholk, to which they are closely related; they are not particularly closely related to astalvi and they are only distantly related to fals and kavs (which are fellow amniotes but not mammals).

Habitat and population

Most regions of Sahar, outside of Atsiq, are dominated by humans. Many regions, such as Lahan, Akulanen, Soltenna, and Ystel were almost entirely human pre-globalization, with substantial non-human populations only occurring in Alpa, Atsiq, Boroso, and Nagu.

Biology

Human biology is highly comparable to dalar and vodholk biology in many ways. They have a much faster rate of maturation than dalar, and compared to vodholk, they slightly slower gestation (9 months compared to vodholk's 7 months) and much lower rates of multiple births. Due to their massive spread across Sahar, they have a much more varied phenotype. Height, facial features, and pigmentation may vary greatly between humans of different ethnic groups; however, most human ethnic groups within a particular country or region are distinguished primarily by language, religion, or other sociocultural factors rather than by physical appearance.

Anatomy and physiology

Human hybrids

Humans are capable of interbreeding with both dalar and vodholk, producing dalar-human hybrids and votef, respectively. Both hybrid species have lower fertility and higher rates of certain disabilities (neurological and neuropsychiatric disabilities in dalar-human hybrids and deafness in votef).

Ancient hybridization

Human populations indigenous to northern Miraria show low but consistent rates of vodholk ancestry, with the highest mtDNA rates of vodholk ancestry occurring at 8-10% of the population of Ngeyvger, and the highest YDNA rates of vodholk ancestry occurring at 7% in Achiyitqana. Rates of autosomal vodholk ancestry vary between 3-5% across northern Miraria, with the rate dropping to 1% in northern Parshita and vanishing outside northern Miraria.

Prehistory

The earliest identified human remains were found in the Ebo Nganagam region of the Kasingadh lakes.

See also