siamang

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Related to siamangs: Hylobates syndactylus, Hylobatidae

siamang:

see gibbongibbon,
small ape, family Hylobatidae, found in the forests of SE Asia. The gibbons are known as the small, or lesser, apes; they are the most highly adapted of the apes to arboreal life. They are highly endangered because of habitat destruction.
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Laia's relatively small braincase falls within the range of modern African monkeys, gibbons and siamangs. Several of the ancient ape's facial characteristics, including gogglelike rims around the eye sockets, also resemble those of gibbons.
Police who arrested the traderconfiscated four endangered Javan gibbons, four baby siamangs, and two palm cockatoos.
This form of locomotion is used exclusively by the small gibbons and siamangs of southeast Asia.
Tennessee: Certain primates banned: gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, gibbons, siamangs, mandrills, baboons.