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Pan (biology)

Pan is a genus of apes, consisting of two species: Pan troglodytes, the chimpanzee, living in West and Central Africa, and Pan paniscus, the bonobo (formerly also known as "pygmy chimpanzee"), living in the forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The boundary between the two species is formed by the Congo River.

The genus Pan is nowadays considered to be part of the family Hominidae to which humans also belong.



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