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Siamang (USNM 395691)
Siamangs are apes and one of our closest living relatives. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many siamangs in its scientific collections.
This specimen, USNM 395691 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7047851), is a female siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus). This individual was donated to the collection by the Smithsonian National Zoo. This individual had a hind tarsus length of 141 mm, an ear notch length of 31 mm, and a head to body length of 475 mm.
This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 395691. 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.