Anthropomorphism means attaching human traits such as human-like intelligence and physical form to non-human things. But since this describes most non-human characters on e621 and intelligence can be difficult to tag, the anthro tag is specifically used only for animal-like 'furry' characters. This includes mythological animals such as dragons and gryphons, and original creations such as sergals.
In borderline cases between feral and anthro, if the character couldn't pass off as a feral animal, it should be tagged as anthro. Use the overall body shape and posture when determining which tag is more appropriate.
Common traits, but other types can also be tagged as anthro.
Not to be confused with:
- humanoid, which is for non-animal-like bipeds
- animal_humanoid, humanoids with minimal animal features