What is gibbon?

  • (noun): English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794).
    Synonyms: Edward Gibbon
    See also — Additional definitions below


Gibbons are apes in the family Hylobatidae ( /ˌhaɪlɵˈbeɪtɨdiː/). The family is divided into four genera based on their diploid chromosome number: Hylobates (44), Hoolock (38), Nomascus (52), and Symphalangus (50). The extinct Bunopithecus sericus is a gibbon or gibbon-like ape which, until recently, was thought to be closely related to the hoolock gibbons. Gibbons occur in tropical and subtropical rainforests from northeast India to Indonesia and north to southern China, including the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Java.

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Marvel Apes - Plot
... The Gibbon, apparently restored to his simian appearance with the related abilities, is left with his personal life in shambles ... a caring and deeply devoted wife, is now fed up with the meek loser that Gibbon has become ... Upon hearing that Gibbon had his powers since birth, opposed to the majority of mutants who gain their first mutation during puberty, and analyzing his aura, she supposes that Gibbon may hail from another reality in ...
Miscellaneous Works Of Edward Gibbon - Description
... Shortly following Gibbon's death, his good friend and literary executor, John Lord Sheffield undertook to edit and in 1796 published the first (of three) edition(s) of the Miscellaneous Works of ... Various elements of the MW, as well as other Gibbon writings not contained therein, are listed below along with their pertinent bibliographical detail and descriptive text where available ... Notes and letters from Sheffield were also included in the MW, but only Gibbon's writings follow here ...
Chen Wen Hsi - Style
... Among all the animal paintings by him, Chen's gibbon paintings stand out, as they were noted by Chen's attention to detail and sensitive rendering of the beautiful creatures.His first inspiration ... with Mu Xi's great skill in close observation of the gibbons ... Chen had never seen a gibbon when he was in China, and as a result he did not realize that gibbons, unlike monkeys, had no tails! It was only much later in the late-1940s, that a foreigner pointed out his ...
List Of Mammals Of Indonesia - Order Primates (Colugos) - Family Hylobatidae (Gibbons)
... Hylobates agilis (Agile Gibbon) Hylobates albibarbis Hylobates klossii (Kloss's Gibbon) Hylobates lar (Lar Gibbon) Hylobates moloch (Silvery Gibbon ...
Southern White-cheeked Gibbon
... The southern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus siki) is a species of gibbon native to Vietnam and Laos ... It is closely related to the northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) and the yellow-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae) it has previously been ...

More definitions of "gibbon":

  • (noun): Smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tail; of southern Asia and East Indies.
    Synonyms: Hylobates lar

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    Style is the image of character.
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