Silvery Lutung, Malaysia (USNM 83949)

USNM 83949

Old World monkeys are primates and are more closely related to humans and apes than any other living nonhuman primate group. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals ( houses many Old World monkeys in its scientific collections. 

This type specimen, USNM 83949 (, is a male silvery lutung (Trachypithecus cristatus cristatus) from Malaysia. This individual was collect in 1895 by E. and C. Hose near Mount Dulit in Sarawak Province on the island of Borneo. In 1910, D. G. Elliot designated this individual the type specimen Pygathrix ultima.

This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 83949. 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 (, and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

The main goal of this joint initiative between the Human Origins Program and the Division of Mammals is to make the NMNH's scientific collections of our closest living nonhuman primate relatives available in 3D for education and research.