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Description of a new species of Hoolock gibbon (Primates: Hylobatidae) based on integrative taxonomy

Fan, Pengfei; He, Kai; Chen, Xing; Ortiz, Alejandra; Zhang, Bin; Zhao, Chao; Li, Yin-Qiao; Zhang, Hai-Bo; Kimock, Clare; Wang, Wen-zhi; Groves, Colin; Turvey, Samuel


We describe a species of Hoolock gibbon (Primates: Hylobatidae) that is new to science from eastern Myanmar and southwestern China. The genus of hoolock gibbons comprises two previously described living species, the western (Hoolock hoolock) and eastern hoolock (H. leuconedys) gibbons, geographically isolated by the Chindwin River. We assessed the morphological and genetic characteristics of wild animals and museum specimens, and conducted multi‐disciplinary analyses using mitochondrial genomic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-01-10
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Primatology
DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22631


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