Sumatran lar gibbon

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Sumatran lar gibbon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Family: Hylobatidae
Genus: Hylobates
Species: H. lar
Subspecies: H. l. vestitus
Trinomial name
Hylobates lar vestitus
Miller, 1942

The Sumatran lar gibbon (Hylobates lar vestitus), also known as the Sumatran white-handed gibbon, is a subspecies of the lar gibbon, a primate in the gibbon family, Hylobatidae. It is native to the island of Sumatra, Indonesia.[1] It shares the tree tops with orangutans, which, like the gibbon, rarely come out of the trees due to predators, such as tigers and possibly sun bears.


  1. ^ a b Brockelman, W. & Geissmann, T. (2008). "Hylobates lar ssp. vestitus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 

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