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Orangutan, Sumatra (USNM 143587)
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 143587 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7251572), is a male orangutan from the island of Sumatra, Indonesia (Pongo abelii) that was collected by W.L. Abbott at Aru Bay on December 17th, 1905. The flash model of this orangutan humerus is scaled to 50% in order to fit inside the viewer.
This is a CT scan of the right humerus of USNM 143587. 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.