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Douc Langur

Pygathrix

Douc is Vietnamese for "monkey"

The doucs or douc langurs make up the genus Pygathrix, which consists of these 3 species:

Red-shanked Douc, Pygathrix nemaeus Black-shanked Douc, Pygathrix nigripes Gray-shanked Douc, Pygathrix cinerea

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Fossil Reveals Ancient Primates Took Refuge In Texas

AUSTIN, Texas, October 20, 2008 (ENS) - More than 43 million years ago, when tropical forests and active volcanoes covered west Texas, primates chose to live there in preference to cooler northern climates, according to new fossil evidence discovered by Chris Kirk, physical anthropologist at the University of Texas at Austin.

Directing a field project to recover Eocene fossils from West Texas, Kirk and colleague Blythe Williams of Duke University discovered Diablomomys dalquesti, a new genus and species of primate that dates back at least 43 million years.

"After several years of collecting new fossils, reviewing Texas' primate community an...

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Gorilla - French

Gorilla gorilla gorilla

FROM: http://pin.primate.wisc.edu

TAXONOMIE

Sous-ordre: Haplorrhini Infra-ordre: Simiiformes Super-famille: Hominoidea...

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Chimpanzee - French

Pan troglodytes

FROM: http://pin.primate.wisc.edu

TAXONOMIE

Sous-ordre: Haplorrhini Infra-ordre: Simiiformes Super-famille: Hominoidea Famille: Hominidae Genre: Pan

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Bonobo - French

Pan paniscus

FROM: http://pin.primate.wisc.edu

Autres noms: chimpanzé bonobo, chimpanzé nain, chimpanzé pygmée; lesser chimpanzee, bonobo chimpanzee (anglais); chimpancé pigmeo (espagnol); bonobo ou dvärgschimpans (suédo...

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