Gibbon, Indonesia (USNM 145326)

USNM 145326

Gibbons are apes and one of our closest living relatives. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many gibbons in its scientific collections.

This specimen, USNM 145326 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7252536), is a female Bornean white-bearded gibbon (Hylobates albibarbis) from Indonesia, also known as the Bornean agile gibbon or Southern gibbon. This specimen was collected by William Abbott in 1907 near Sukadana on the island of Borneo.  This female weighed 13.25 lbs with a head to body length of 465 mm.

This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 145326. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

The main goal of this joint initiative between the Human Origins Program and the Division of Mammals is to make the NMNH's scientific collections of our closest living relatives, the apes, available in 3D for education and research.