Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Newly discovered orangutan species is 'among the most threatened great apes in the world'


Date:  November 2, 2017
Source:  Cell Press

Summary:
Scientists have long recognized six living species of great ape aside from humans: Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, eastern and western gorillas, chimpanzees, and bonobos. But researchers have now made it seven, based on a collection of evidence showing that an isolated population of orangutans living in Sumatra is actually its own unique species. They've named the new species the Tapanuli orangutan (Pongo tapanuliensis).


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