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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the superfamily Hominoideagibbon.


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Hylobates +‎ -idae


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  • 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).

    Meet Selam - The Panda's Thumb 2006

  • 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.

    The Jakarta Post Breaking News 2009

  • 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.

    Ardi is a million years older than Lucy - The Panda's Thumb 2009


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