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Orangutan, Borneo (USNM 145319)
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 145319 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7252530), is a male orangutan from the island of Borneo, Indonesia (Pongo pygmaeus). It was collected by W.L. Abbott in 1907 near the Semandong River in Bayu.
This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 145319. 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.