Definition of Pan paniscus
1. Noun. Small chimpanzee of swamp forests in Zaire; a threatened species.
Group relationships: Genus Pan, Pan
Generic synonyms: Chimp, Chimpanzee, Pan Troglodytes
Medical Definition of Pan paniscus
1. The pygmy chimpanzee, a species of the genus pan, family pongidae. Its common name is bonobo, which was once considered a separate genus by some; others considered it a subspecies of pan troglodytes. Its range is confined to the forests of the central zaire basin. Despite its name, it is often of equal size to p. Troglodytes. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pan Paniscus
Literary usage of Pan paniscus
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1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"Pan, the genus of chimpanzees, includes the "common" chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) and the pygmy chimpanzee (pan paniscus). Found in Africa, their habitats ..."
2. Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"(mouse lemurs) Monkey, black howler Nasalis concolor (Pagi Island langur) Nasalis larvatus (proboscis monkey) pan paniscus (pygmy chimpanzee—wild) Pan ..."