Pan troglodytes

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Translingual[edit]

Chimpanzee

Etymology[edit]

The present name was given by Lorenz Oken in 1816 after reassigning the species to the genus Pan from Simia troglodytes, where it had been placed by Johann Friedrich Blumenbach in 1776. The use of the specific epithet troglodytes (cave-dwelling) was taken from the species Homo troglodytes, which was coined by Carl Linnaeus in 1758 and did not refer to the chimpanzee.

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Pan troglodytes m

  1. A taxonomic species within the family Hominidae – the common chimpanzee.

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