Bonobos are great apes and one of our closest living relatives. The Smithsonian Institution's Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) has no adult bonobo skeletons in its scientific collections. Thus, we have partnered with the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA) in Tervuren, Belgium (http://www.africamuseum.be/home) to provide 3D models of bonobos and other primates from their scientific collections.
This specimen, RG 9338 (http://www.metafro.be/primates/panpaniscustype), is a female bonobo (Pan paniscus) from the Democratic Republic of Congo. This female bonobo was collected in 1927 near the Congo River Basin and was first classified as Pan satyrus paniscus, a subspecies of the eastern chimpanzee by Ernst Schwarz in 1929. A taxonomic review by Harold Coolidge in 1933 elevated this taxon to species rank, Pan paniscus, and this specimen was designated as the holotype for this species. For more information about this specimen please visit the RMCA's website (http://www.metafro.be/primates/panpaniscustype).