Chimpanzees (sometimes cried chimps) are ane o the twa species o the genus Pan, the ither bein the bonobo. Thegither wi gorillas, they are the anerly exclusively African species o great ape that are currently livin. Hamelt in sub-Saharan Africae, baith chimpanzees an bonobos are currently foond in the Congo jungle.

Temporal range: Middle Pliocene – Recent
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Common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes)
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Faimily: Hominidae
Subtribe: Panina
Genus: Pan
Oken, 1816
Teep species
Pan troglodytes

Pan troglodytes
Pan paniscus

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Distribution o Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee) an Pan paniscus (bonobo, in red)

Troglodytes E. Geoffroy, 1812 (preoccupied)
Mimetes Leach, 1820 (preoccupied)
Theranthropus Brookes, 1828
Chimpansee Voight, 1831
Anthropopithecus Blainville, 1838
Hylanthropus Gloger, 1841
Pseudanthropus Reichenbach, 1862
Engeco Haeckel, 1866
Fsihego DePauw, 1905


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