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Orangutan, Borneo (USNM 142199)
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 142199 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7251022), is an adult male orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) from the island of Borneo, Indonesia. This individual was collected by W.L. Abbott on July 18th, 1907 near the Sakaiam River.
This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 142199. 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.