Hylobates

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Hylobates
Lar gibbon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Superfamily: Hominoidea
Family: Hylobatidae
Genus: Hylobates
Distribution of Hylobates and its species (note: Bornean population formerly included in H. agilis is now generally considered a separate species, H. albibarbis)

The genus Hylobates is one of the four genera of gibbons.[1][2][3] It is the most widespread type of gibbon; there are six or seven species. Individuals in this genus are characterized by 44 chromosomes and often have a ring of white fur around their faces.[3]

Species[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Groves, Colin 2005. Wilson D.E. & Reeder, D.M. (eds) Mammal Species of the World. 3rd ed, Johns Hopkins University Press, 178–181. [1] ISBN 0-801-88221-4
  2. Mootnick, A.; Groves C.P. (2005). "A new generic name for the hoolock gibbon (Hylobatidae)". International Journal of Primatology (26): 971-976.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Geissmann, Thomas. "Gibbon systematics and species identification". http://gibbons.de/main/system/intro.html. Retrieved 2006-04-13.