genus Hylobates is one of the four genera of / / gibbons. Its name means ‘forest walker’, from the Greek ( hūlē , ‘forest’) and ὕλη ( bates βάτης, ‘one who treads’). [3 ] [4 ]
It was once considered the only genus, but recently its subgenera (
[formerly Hoolock Bunopithecus], , and Nomascus ) have been elevated to the genus level. Symphalangus [1 ] [5 ] Hylobates remains the most speciose and widespread of gibbon genera, ranging from southern China ( Yunnan) to western and central Java.
Individuals within this genus are characterized by 44 chromosomes and often have a ring of white fur around their faces.
Classification [ edit ]
Hybrids [ edit ]
Müller's Bornean gibbon ( Hylobates muelleri) and the Bornean white-bearded gibbon, ( Hylobates albibarbis) have been reported in areas of Borneo. [6 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Groves, C. P. (2005). "Genus . In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Hylobates" (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 178–181. Mammal Species of the World OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.
^ a b c Geissmann, Thomas. "Gibbon Systematics and Species Identification" . Retrieved 2006-04-13.
^ . Liddell, Henry George; Scott, Robert; βάτης at the A Greek–English Lexicon Perseus Project: ‘one that treads or covers’
^ Craig, John (1848). . p. 962. A new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
^ Mootnick, A.; Groves, C. P. (2005). "A new generic name for the hoolock gibbon (Hylobatidae)". International Journal of Primatology 26 (26): 971–976. doi: 10.1007/s10764-005-5332-4.
^ Payne, J. and Francis, C. (2005). A Field Guide to the Mammals of Borneo. Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: Sabah Society. p. 230. ISBN 967-99947-1-6.
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