gibbon

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gib·bon

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

gibbon

a long-armed anthropoid ape of the genus Hylobatea.

gibbon

slender, tailless, noisy, arboreal ape, about 3 ft high and weighing about 15 lb. The least anthropoid of the anthropoid apes, in the family Pongidae. Called also Hylobates spp.
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2) Why does the Great Ape Project leave out lesser apes from their rights proposals?
b People don't treat lesser apes the same way as great apes.
According to scientists, the lack of self-recognition in gibbons and other lesser apes indicates that the mental capacity emerged 14 to 18 million years ago when their evolutionary lineage split from great apes, reports New Scientist.