There is a strong debate going on right now as to whether humans should be considered a direct descendant, on the Taxonomy of Humans, of the Great Apes or they branched off and broke lineage. I am a believer in the former. However, watching some of the discussion commentary on the PAF over the years, the Apes would probably prefer the latter. Some disciplines of merit believe the Great Apes and Chimpanzees should be considered a race of the human genus/species. https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/hominidae.htm Hominidae The hominids are the members of the biological family Hominidae (the great apes), which includes humans, chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans. The exact criteria for membership in the Homininae are not clear, but the subfamily generally includes those species which share more than 97% of their DNA with the modern human genome, and exhibit a capacity for language or for simple cultures beyond the family or band.