Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the superfamily Hominoidea — gibbon.

Etymologies

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Hylobates +‎ -idae

Examples

  • Traditionally this taxon has been restricted to modern humans and their non-ape fossil ancestors, with the apes belonging to sister taxa, the Hylobatidae (gibbons and siamangs) and the Pongidae (great apes).

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  • Primates, like orang utans, owa (a gibbon from the Hylobatidae), siamang and mammals such as bears, white tigers, Sumatran tigers and Sumatran elephants are just a few of them.

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  • the family Hylobatidae consists of 4 genera and 14 species of gibbon, including the Lar Gibbon and the Siamang, collectively known as the lesser apes.

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