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Orang-outang

orang-outang

(Science: zoology) An arboreal anthropoid ape (simia satyrus), which inhabits borneo and Sumatra. Often called simply orang.

Alternative forms: orang-outan, orang-utan, ourang-utang, and oran-utan.

It is over four feet high, when full grown, and has very long arms, which reach nearly or quite to the ground when the body is erect. Its colour is reddish brown. In structure, it closely resembles man in many respects.

Origin: Malayan rang tan, i. E, man of the woods; rang man _ tan a forest, wood, wild, savage.


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Re: on phylogeny / what are we ?

... heap...It's unlikely the Chimp line will be the source of any more species to come For now I simply used genus or species common names ( Gorilla, Orang ) as "place holders"

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by Crucible
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:00 am
 
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on phylogeny / what are we ?

All non orang animals considered human or ape would be Paninini ? All animals considered human or ape would be Paninoidea ?

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by Crucible
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:02 pm
 
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... is it that humans are not in Hominoidea ? wiki For example, in a 2005 book, Benton wrote "The apes, Hominoidea, today include the gibbons and orang-utan ... the gorilla and chimpanzee ... and humans".[6] The group traditionally called "apes" by biologists is then called the ...

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by Crucible
Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:29 pm
 
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What are your country's endemic animals?

Oh i see and this Indonesian endemic animal (Bubalus quarlesi) Anoa Java Rhinoceros(Rhinoceros sondaicus) Tarsius Sulawesi ( Tarsius tarsier) Orang Utan (Simia pygmaeus)

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by vinfortegs
Fri Apr 10, 2009 8:09 am
 
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A Monkey's Uncle

... the chimpanzee and us splitting from a common ancestor is closer by a few million years than previously thought. Other apes, gorilla and the Orang, went their separate way several millions of years earlier still. The chimpanzee is, we are told by those who delight in telling us such things, ...

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Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:39 pm
 
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