The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Homo luzonensis Détroit et al., 2019

Luzon man (proposed)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: c.50 ka



Luzon, Philippines












Original scientific description:

Détroit, F., Mijares, A. S., Corny, J., Daver, G., Zanolli, C., Dizon, E., Robles, E., Grün, R. and Piper, P. J. (2019). A new species of Homo from the Late Pleistocene of the Philippines. Nature 568(7751): 181-186. [Abstract]


Other references:

Muir, Brianna. (2020). Let’s talk about species, baby! Taxonomy and species concepts in the context of Homo luzonensis. ANU Undergraduate Research Journal 10(1): 77-87.

Tocheri, Matthew W. (2019). Previously unknown human species found in Asia raises questions about early hominin dispersals from Africa. Nature 568: 176-178.

Wade, Lizzie. (2019). New species of ancient human unearthed. Science 364(6436): 108.


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