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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There is also the family of the lesser apes - Hylobatidae - that includes various species of gibbons, and all of them together are hominoids or apes.
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.