Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Ponginae — the orangutans.

Etymologies

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From New Latin, from Kongo mpongi, mpungu

Examples

  • This suite of molar morphologies is also found to varying degrees in Pongo and Sivapithecus, but not in African apes and humans, and may be diagnostic of subfamily Ponginae.

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  • The largest of them is called Pongo in their language, and the other

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

  • The "Engeco," however, is that "other monster" whose nature Battell "forgot to relate," while the name "Pongo" -- applied to the animal whose characters and habits are so fully and carefully described -- seems to have died out, at least in its primitive form and signification.

    Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature

  • The "Engeco," however, is that "other monster" whose nature Battell "forgot to relate," while the name "Pongo" -- applied to the animal whose characters and habits are so fully and carefully described -- seems to have died out, at least in its primitive form and signification.

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  • In the second edition of the 'Regne Animal' (1829), Cuvier infers, from the 'proportions of all the parts' and 'the arrangements of the foramina and sutures of the head,' that the Pongo is the adult of the Orang-Utan, 'at least of a very closely allied species,' and this conclusion was eventually placed beyond all doubt by Professor Owen's Memoir published in the 'Zoological

    Lectures and Essays

  • 'Regne Animal' (1829), Cuvier infers, from the 'proportions of all the parts' and 'the arrangements of the foramina and sutures of the head,' that the Pongo is the adult of the Orang-Utan, 'at least of a very closely allied species,' and this conclusion was eventually placed beyond all doubt by Professor Owen's Memoir published in the 'Zoological

    Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature

  • The largest of them is called Pongo in their language, and the other

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1

  • Putu Winchester, 33, who once played a surfer called Pongo on Home and Away, was arrested with four other Australians on March 19 in Buka, the centre of Bougainville province in PNG's east.

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  • Putu Winchester, 33, who once played a surfer called Pongo on Home and Away, was arrested with four other Australians on March 19 in Buka, the centre of Bougainville province in PNG's east.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • Putu Winchester, 33, who once played a surfer called Pongo on Home and Away, was arrested with four other Australians on March 19 in Buka, the centre of Bougainville province in PNG's east.

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