Hose's Langur, Indonesia (USNM 198282)

USNM 198282

Old World monkeys are primates and are more closely related to humans and apes than any other living nonhuman primate group. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many Old World monkeys in its scientific collections.

This type specimen, USNM 198282 (http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7266990), is a female Hose’s langur (Presbytis hosei canicrus) from Indonesia. This specimen was collected by H. C. Raven in 1913 near the Karangan River on the island of Borneo. In 1934, G. S. Miller designated this individual the type specimen Presbytis canicrus.

This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 198282. 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.