Northern buffed-cheeked gibbon

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Northern buffed-cheeked gibbon
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Superfamily: Hominoidea
Family: Hylobatidae
Genus: Nomascus
Species: N. annamensis
Binomial name
Nomascus annamensis
Thinh et al., 2010[1]

The northern buffed-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus annamensis) is a newly discovered species of crested gibbon which is found in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Its habitat is in the rainforests of these countries.[2][3]


The northern buffed-cheeked gibbon resembles Nomascus gabriellae in appearance.[4] Males and females of Nomascus annamensis differ in morphology and color. The male has a primarily black pelt that glistens silver in sunlight, with a lighter brown chest. The cheeks are a deep golden-orange, and the crest is very prominent. The female, on the other hand, lacks the characteristic crest and is orange-beige in color.[2]

The holotype is located in the Zoological Museum of the Vietnam National University.[4]


  1. ^ "". 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  2. ^ a b Papio, Prancing. "". Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  3. ^ "AFP: German scientists discover rare ape species in Asia". 2010-09-21. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  4. ^ a b Thinh, Van Ngoc, Alan R. Mootnick, Vu Ngoc Thanh, Tilo Nadler and Christian Roos, Van Ngoc Thinh, Alan R. Mootnick, Vu Ngoc Thanh, Tilo Nadler and Christian Roos. "A new species of crested gibbon, from the central Annamite mountain range". Vietnamese Journal of Primatology. Vol 1. No. 4.

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