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Gibbon, Malaysia (USNM 112710)
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 112710 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7243097), is a male Malaysian Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar lar) from Malaysia. This individual was collected by William Abbott in 1901 near Jambu Luang in Johor Province.
This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 112710. 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.