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Hylobatidae

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Placement

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Hylobatidae

Synonyms and common names

Gibbons, lesser apes

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Gibbons differ from great apes in being smaller and generally monogamous and in not making nests. The species include the siamang, the lar, and the hoolock. The siamang, which is the largest, is distinguished by having two digits on each side stuck together, hence the species name syndactylus.

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