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Orangutan, Borneo (USNM 142190)
Orangutans are great apes and one of our closest living relatives. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many orangutans in its scientific collections.
This specimen, USNM 142190 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7251014), is an adult female orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) from the island of Borneo, Indonesia. This individual was collected by W.L. Abbott near the Sakaiam River on July 18th, 1907.
This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 142190. 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.