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Hylobates

Hylobates

a genus of the family hylobatidae consisting of six species. The members of this genus inhabit rain forests in southeast asia. They are arboreal and differ from other anthropoids in the great length of their arms and very slender bodies and limbs. Their major means of locomotion is by swinging from branch to branch by their arms. Hylobates means dweller in the trees. Some authors refer to symphalangus and nomascus as hylobates. The six genera include: h. Concolor (crested or black gibbon), h. Hoolock (hoolock gibbon), h. Klossii (kloss's gibbon; dwarf siamang), h. Lar (common gibbon), h. Pileatus (pileated gibbon), and h. Syndactylus (siamang). H. Lar is also known as h. Agilis (lar gibbon), h. Moloch (agile gibbon), and h. Muelleri (silvery gibbon).


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... up the names w/ the groupings a bit better. Pan plus Homo = Panini Panini plus Gorilla = Paninae Paninae plus Orangutan = Panidae Panidae plus Hylobates = Panoidea How's that ? In the above, I think some groupings are good monophylogenetic groupings and some aren't ( but could be good groupings ...

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Re: on phylogeny / what are we ?

... up the names w/ the groupings a bit better. Pan plus Homo = Panini Panini plus Gorilla = Paninae Paninae plus Orangutan = Panidae Panidae plus Hylobates = Panoidea How's that ? Well, I haven't really studied the names of primate groups, but I'll trust that you did your research and say that ...

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Re: on phylogeny / what are we ?

... up the names w/ the groupings a bit better. Pan plus Homo = Panini Panini plus Gorilla = Paninae Paninae plus Orangutan = Panidae Panidae plus Hylobates = Panoidea How's that ?

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by Crucible
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:48 pm
 
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