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Chimpanzee, Equatorial Guinea (USNM 599172)
Chimpanzees are great apes and one of our closest living relatives. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many chimpanzees in its scientific collections.
This specimen, USNM 599172, is a male chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) from Equatorial Guinea. This individual was collected in 1967 near Ebam, located in the Rio Muni Province.
This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 599172.These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
The main goal of this joint initiative between the Human Origins Program and the Division of Mammals is to make the NMNH's scientific collections of our closest living relatives, the apes, available in 3D for education and research.