Gibbon, Indonesia (USNM 196782)

USNM 196782

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 196782 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7266459), is a female Northern gray gibbon (Hylobates muelleri funereus) from the island of Borneo, Indonesia. This individual was collected by H. C. Raven in 1912 in the S bank of the Makam River.

This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 196782. 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.