The eastern common chimpanzee has longer hair than the other two subspecies and has bronze or coppery facial skin color. The central common chimpanzee has a black pigmentation to the face. The western common chimpanzee has facial skin that is pink in color, but it darkens with age. The pelage color is black but may range from brown to ginger (Estes, 1991). The common chimpanzee has large molars and males possess large canines. The digits are narrow and curved in this species.

Eastern common chimpanzee:
Central common chimpanzee:
Western common chimpanzee:

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