Pongo hooijeri

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Pongo hooijeri
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Pongo
Species: P. hooijeri
Binomial name
Pongo hooijeri
Schwartz, Long, Cuong, Kha & Tattersall, 1995

The Vietnamese orangutan (Pongo hooijeri) is an extinct species of orangutan from the Pleistocene of Vietnam.[1] It was named in honor of paleontologist Dirk Albert Hooijer. It is unclear whether P. hooijeri is truly a distinct species or merely a Vietnamese population of one of the extant orangutan species.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grehan; Schwartz (2009). "Evolution of the second orangutan: phylogeny and biogeography of hominid origins". Journal of Biogeography. 36 (10): 1823–1844. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02141.x. 
  2. ^ Schwartz, J.H.; Vu The Long; Nguyen Lan Cuong; Le Trung Kha; Tattersall, I (1995). "A review of the Pleistocene hominoid fauna of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (excluding Hylobatidae)". Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History (76): 1–24.