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Gibbon, Myanmar (USNM 124024)
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 124024 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7246418), is a male Central Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar entelloides) from Myanmar. This individual was collected by William Abbott in 1903 in Champong of Tanintharyi province in Mergui Archipelago. This specimen weighed 14 lbs.
This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 124024. 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.