A New Generic Name for the Hoolock Gibbon (Hylobatidae)
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- Mootnick, A. & Groves, C. Int J Primatol (2005) 26: 971. doi:10.1007/s10764-005-5332-4
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Contrary to usual practice, the generic nomen Bunopithecus is not applicable to hoolock gibbons. We recount the history of its application and explain why it is spurious. We supply a new generic name, list the characters and content of the genus, and compare it to the other 3 genera of the Hylobatidae.