Small Hominid of West Africa. Etymology: Fang (Bantu) word. Physical description: Height, 2-3 feet. Dark red or yellow. Long head-hair down to its waist. No tail.

Behavior: Said to herd wild forest hogs. Tracks: Found with wild boar tracks. Distribution: Northern Gabon. Possible explanation: An undiscovered population of short-statured, forest-forager people related to the Mbenga Pygmies of Gabon and Cameroon, with some possible confusion with Red colobus monkeys (Piliocolobus spp.).

Source: Bernard Heuvelmans, Les bĂȘtes humaines d'Afrique (Paris: Plon, 1980), pp. 505- 508.

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