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Orangutan, Borneo (USNM 302052)
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 302052 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7305150), is a juvenile female orangutan from the island of Borneo, Indonesia (Pongo pygmaeus), collected in 1955.
This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 302052. 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.