Homo alpinus Krause, 1909
Year: 1909
Taxonomic Rank: Species
Holotype: Krapina 5
Status: Invalid
Remark: Homonym

Krause (1909) suggested the fossils from Krapina represented a unique species, Homo alpinus. However, Campbell (1965) noted the species epithet, alpinus, is a primary junior homonym. The name alpinus was established in several prior publications to describe racialized populations of extant humans (e.g. Closson, 1897). The name is thus available but objectively invalid.

Authorship Reference
Additional References
C. C. Closson
The Hierarchy of European Races
Am. J. Sociol., 3(3), 314-327, 1897
B. Campbell
The nomenclature of the hominidae, including a definitive list of hominid taxa
Occaisional Papers of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 22, 1-33, 1965