Hylobates facts for kids

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Lar gibbon
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Superfamily: Hominoidea
Family: Hylobatidae
Genus: Hylobates
Distribution of Hylobates and its species (note: Bornean population formerly included in H. agilis is now generally considered a separate species, H. albibarbis)

The genus Hylobates is one of the four genera of gibbons. It is the most widespread type of gibbon; there are six or seven species. Individuals in this genus are characterized by 44 chromosomes and often have a ring of white fur around their faces.


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