Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mythology, same as Panise.
  • n. [NL.] In entomology, a genus of hymenopterous insects.

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Examples

  • For example, bonobos (Pan paniscus) are as closely related to humans as chimpanzees are (sharing 99.3% and 99.2% of our DNA respectively) and have previously been shown to cooperatively share their food with others.

    Eric Michael Johnson: Rise of the Kindness of the Apes

  • Human beings share about 98 percent of their DNA with chimpanzees, and biologist Jared Diamond has claimed that Homo sapiens should really be classified as a species of chimpanzee, given that we are closer in our DNA to chimps whether Pan troglodytes or Pan paniscus, the Bonobo than a horse is to a zebra or, indeed, than an African elephant is to an Indian elephant.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • Biodiversity is high and includes a number of primates such as black spider monkeys (Ateles paniscus), red-handed tamarins (Saguinus midas), and common squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus).

    Japurá-Solimoes-Negro moist forests

  • Such are "common chimpanzees" and are distinguished from their close relative the pygmy chimpanzee or bonobo (Pan paniscus), which lives only south of the Congo River in the current-day Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Dan Agin: Book Review: Not A Chimp: The Hunt to Find the Genes That Make Us Human

  • Habitat preferences, diet, feeding strategy and social organization of the black spider monkey (Ateles paniscus paniscus Linnaeus 1758) in Surinam by Marc G.M. van Roosmalen

    Pissed Off Monkey Pisses On a Politician

  • I do think, though, that the differences between troglodytes and paniscus are significant enough that paniscus ought to be in its own genus.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Scientific Evidence for the Lord of the Rings

  • I do think, though, that the differences between troglodytes and paniscus are significant enough that paniscus ought to be in its owngenus.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Scientific Evidence for the Lord of the Rings

  • Primates with a widespread distribution that occur here include spider monkeys (Ateles paniscus) and red howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus).

    Gurupa varzea

  • The most important of these is the bonobo or pygmy chimpanzee Pan paniscus (VU) which is endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo where fewer than 10,000 may remain.

    Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

  • In 1995 it published an Action Plan for Pan paniscus and since 1996 when not interrupted by war, ZSM under its field program the Bonobo and Congo Biodiversity Initiative, has assisted ICCN with training of Congolese field researchers and wildlife population assessment and monitoring.

    Salonga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo

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