Homo sapiens cognatus is the scientific name that was applied for and later published by ZooBank, the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature. Homo sapiens cognatus was selected since cognatus means blood relative in Latin. Since the mitochondrial DNA that determines maternal lineage was 100% modern human, the Sasquatch people are literally our blood relatives. Zoobank has officially validated the application for the name Homo sapiens cognatus for the Sasquatch people. This is the first official step in scientific recognition of the species.