Definitions for pan paniscus
pygmy chimpanzee, bonobo, Pan paniscus(noun)
small chimpanzee of swamp forests in Zaire; a threatened species
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The pygmy chimpanzee, a species of the genus Pan, family HOMINIDAE. 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.
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