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Gibbon, Indonesia (USNM 123152)
Gibbons are 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 123152 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7246088 ), is a male agile gibbon (Hylobates agilis) from Indonesia. This individual was collected by William Abbott in 1903 near the Kateman River on the island of Sumatra. This male weighed 16.25 lbs.
This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 123152. 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.