Cross River gorilla

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Cross River gorilla
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Genus: Gorilla
Species:
Subspecies:
G. g. diehli
Trinomial name
Gorilla gorilla diehli
(Matschie, 1904)
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Distribution range in yellow

The Cross River gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) is a subspecies of the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla).[2][3]

The Cross River gorilla was first described as a new species of Western gorilla by Paul Matschie, a mammalian taxonomist, in 1904.[3]

According a study published by the American Museum of Natural History, the Cross River gorilla has been described as having smaller dentitions, smaller palates, smaller cranial vaults, and shorter skulls than other western gorillas.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bergl, R.A.; Dunn, A.; Fowler, A.; Imong, I.; Ndeloh, D.; Nicholas, A.; Oates, J.F. (2016). "Gorilla gorilla ssp. diehli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (IUCN) 2016: e.T39998A17989492. http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/39998/0. Retrieved 4 October 2016. 
  2. Oates, J.; Sunderland-Groves, J.; Bergl, R.; Dunn, A.; Nicholas, A.; Takang, E.; Omeni, F.; Imong, I.; Fotso, R.; Nkembi, L.; Williamson, E. A. (2007). "Regional Action Plan for the Conservation of the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli)" (PDF). IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group and Conservation International, Arlington, VA, USA. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. "Gorilla gorilla diehli Taxonomy and Nomenclature" (PDF). Retrieved 25 October 2013.
  4. Esteban E. Sarmiento & John F. Oates. "The Cross River Gorillas: A Distinct Subspecies, Gorilla gorilla diehli Matschie 1904" (PDF). American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 27 October 2013.