gibbon

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gib·bon

(gib'on),
A genus of anthropoid apes, Hylobates, of the superfamily Hominoidea.
[Fr.]
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gibbon

a long-armed anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobatea.
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Now, a University of Missouri integrative anatomy expert has said that the shape of the specimen's pelvis indicates that it lived near the beginning of the great ape evolution, after the lesser apes had started to develop separately but before the great ape species began to diversify.
The apes of the world include the lesser apes (gibbons) and great apes (orangutans) of Asia and the chimpanzees and gorillas native to Africa.