Homo sapiens

Although this is not a peer-reviewed fact sheet, we listened to a reader’s suggestion and are now including Homo sapiens on our list of primates. Learn more about Homo sapiens taxonomy and comparisons to nonhuman primates here:

What does it mean to be human? (Smithsonian Museum of Natural History)

Biology Online: Homo sapiens

Homo sapiens: Modern humans (Australian Museum)

We welcome the primatological community to send additional resource suggestions for this page. Additional taxonomy comparisons among the great apes, including humans, can be explored under About the Primates.