genus Pongo

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Related to genus Pongo: genus Hylobates
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Noun1.genus Pongo - type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutansgenus Pongo - type genus of the family Pongidae: orangutans
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
family Pongidae, Pongidae - usually considered as comprising orangutans; gorillas; chimpanzees; and sometimes gibbons
orang, orangutan, orangutang, Pongo pygmaeus - large long-armed ape of Borneo and Sumatra having arboreal habits
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The oldest evolutionary line in the genus Pongo is actually found in Batang Toru orangutans, which appear to be direct descendants of the first Sumatran population in the Sunda archipelago.
The Batang Toru orangutans appear to be direct descendants of the initial orangutans that had migrated from mainland Asia, and thus constitute the oldest evolutionary line within the genus Pongo," Alexander Nater, also of UZH, said in (https://www.
This reference for students and researchers in primatology, comparative anatomy, and zoology offers a photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of the genus Pongo, based on dissections of five adult and juvenile orangutans.