New gibbon species discovered


This video is called Yellow-cheeked crested gibbons in southern Laos.

From Wildlife Extra:

New gibbon species discovered in Indochina

28/09/2010 10:10:29

Primate researchers have identified a new species of gibbon living in the tropical rain forests between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

September 2010. Scientists from the German Primate Center (DPZ) in Göttingen have identified a new species of gibbon: the northern buffed-cheeked gibbon, Nomascus annamensis. Researchers were able to identify it through its characteristic vocalizations. An analysis of the frequency and tempo of their calls, along with genetic research, show that this is, in fact, a new species. Crested gibbons, a monogamous species that live in the tree tops of tropical jungles, are among the most endangered primate species in the world. Knowledge of their biology and distribution is of great importance for their [survival].

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