Ok, not really. But I was wondering what the appropriate word is for that; "Genocide" applies to murdering all people of a certain race, while "Omnicide" means ending all life. What is the correct word for wanting to kill all members of a certain species? (Does it matter if it's humans, or would eliminating the dodos also use the same word?)
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Extermination might help in your, er, endeavour.
to get rid of completely usually by killing off
In Science Fiction contexts, Genocide has been used to refer to eliminating an entire species. An example of this is in the Star Trek episode I Borg, many object to commiting genocide against the Borg.
I think your dodo example is revealing - seems like extinction should do fine. If you want to kill all humans, then you want to cause human extinction, or make humans extinct.. And you could insert any other species in that template.
@LarsTech's answer is good. Another good word is extirpation. This word, which literally means rooting out, is the usual translation for the word Hitler used (
ausrotten, to root out).
One logical construction would be speciecide, which gets a few Google hits (although not many). I think you have to ask yourself whether you mind using a neologism.
You would have to make up a word but the Latin Sapien seems to refer to all those possesing the characteristics of Homo-sapiens so I would suggest Sapiocide? Or come variation of that although probably means the same as homocide in that it only applies to the death of one.
I think Genocide is actually correct as we are still all one Genus even if you can break us up into sub genus'