Definitions

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  • adjective Abel (attributive); used in taxonomic names for organisms that often have English names of the form "Abel's ..."

Etymologies

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Named in a pseudo-Latin manner for any of several naturalists named Abel.

Examples

  • In Sumatra there are only 7,000 individuals of the species, Pongo abelii, which is now "critically endangered", while in Borneo, there are 40,000 members of the Pongo pygmaeus species.

    The Guardian World News

  • In Sumatra there are only 7,000 of the species, Pongo abelii, which is now "critically endangered," while in Borneo, there are 40,000 members of the Pongo pygmaeus species.

    Taipei Times

  • Loss of habitat is the main reason behind the steep decline in both the Bornean orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) and its critically endangered Sumatran counterpart (Pongo abelii).

    Fresh wave of killings by hunters takes Indonesian orangutan to the brink of extinction

  • The robust P. pygmaeus, the more gracile and more upright P. abelii and a third, smaller terrestrial species that we today know as the orang pendek.

    On the trail of the orang pendek, Sumatra's mystery ape | Richard Freeman

  • The Sumatran orang-utan (Pongo abelii, CR), restricted to the island of Sumatra, is critically endangered.

    Biological diversity in Sundaland

  • The mammalian fauna of Sumatra, which includes some mainland Asian species, is comparable in diversity with those of much larger Borneo and New Guinea: Sumatra 201 species, Borneo 222, New Guinea 220 and Java 182. 22 are Asian species not found elsewhere in the Indonesian archipelago and 15 are confined to the region, including the endemic Sumatran orang-utan Pongo abelii (CR).

    Tropical Rainforest Heritage of Sumatra, Indonesia

  • The best known of these are the orang-utans, represented by two species: the Bornean (Pongo pygmaeus, EN), and the Sumatran (Pongo abelii, CR), the latter of which had an estimated 3,500 individuals surviving in the wild in Sumatra at the end of 2002.

    Biological diversity in Sundaland

  • The status of the Sumatran orang-utan Pongo abelii: An update.

    Biological diversity in Sundaland

  • Silvestre, an 11-month-old Sumatran orang-utan Pongo abelii, was abandoned by its mother at the Santillana Zoo in Spain.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • IUCN: Endangered (Pongo pygmaeus) to Critically Endangered (Pongo abelii)

    WWF - Environmental News

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