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Gibbons


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    • Hylobatidae
    • Hylobatids
    • Lesser apes
    • Small apes
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    • found: Mammal species of the world, via Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History website, Jan. 7, 2014(Family Hylobatidae, Superfamily Hominoidea, Infraorder Simiiformes, Suborder Haplorrhini, Order Primates. Includes genera Bunopithecus, Hylobates, Nomascus, Symphalangus. Species listed under Family Hylobatidae: Bunopithecus hoolock, Hoolock Gibbon; Hylobates agilis, Agile Gibbon; Hylobates albibarbis, Bornean White-bearded Gibbon; Hylobates klossii, Kloss's Gibbon; Hylobates lar, Lar Gibbon; Hylobates moloch, Silvery Javan Gibbon; Hylobates muelleri, Müller's Bornean Gibbon; Hylobates pileatus, Pileated Gibbon; Nomascus concolor, Black Crested Gibbon; Nomascus gabriellae, Red-cheeked Gibbon; Nomascus hainanus, Hainan Gibbon; Nomascus leucogenys, Northern White-cheeked Gibbon; Nomascus siki, Southern White-cheeked Gibbon; Symphalangus syndactylus, Siamang)
    • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 7, 2014:Gibbon (Gibbons are apes in the family Hylobatidae. The family historically contained one genus, but now is split into four genera. Gibbons occur in tropical and subtropical rainforests from northeast India to Indonesia and north to southern China, including the islands of Sumatra, Borneo, and Java. Also called the lesser apes, gibbons differ from great apes (chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos and humans) in being smaller, exhibiting low sexual dimorphism, in not making nests, and in certain anatomical details in which they superficially more closely resemble monkeys than great apes do. But like all apes, gibbons evolved to become tailless. Gibbon species include the siamang, the white-handed or lar gibbon, and the hoolock gibbons.) Ape (Apes are Old World anthropoid mammals, more specifically a clade of tailless catarrhine primates, belonging to the biological superfamily Hominoidea. Hominoidea contains two families of living (extant) species: Hylobatidae consists of four genera and sixteen species of gibbon, including the lar gibbon and the siamang. They are commonly referred to as lesser apes. Hominidae consists of orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and humans. Alternatively, the hominidae family are collectively described as the great apes.)
    • found: Animal diversity web, Jan. 7, 2014(Hylobatidae (gibbons and lesser apes); hylobatids; gibbons and siamangs)
    • found: ITIS, Jan. 7, 2014(Family Hylobatidae, Order Primates)
    • found: Van, N.T. Phylogeny of gibbons (family Hylobatidae) with focus on crested gibbons (genus Nomascus), 2010:p. 3 (Gibbons or small apes, family Hylobatidae, inhabit tropical and subtropical rainforests of Southeast Asia and adjacent regions. Together with great apes and humans, they belong to the primate superfamily Hominoidea.)
  • LC Classification

    • QL737.P943
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2014-03-29: revised
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