Evolution of Gibbons and Siamang

Phylogeny, Morphology, and Cognition

  • Ulrich H. Reichard
  • Hirohisa Hirai
  • Claudia Barelli

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ulrich H. Reichard, Claudia Barelli, Hirohisa Hirai, Matthew G. Nowak
      Pages 3-41
    3. Ulrich H Reichard, Michelle M Croissier
      Pages 111-135
  3. Gibbon and Siamang Phylogeny

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
  4. Evolution of Gibbon and Siamang Morphology and Locomotion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Ulrich H. Reichard, Holger Preuschoft
      Pages 169-183
    3. Erin R. Leslie, Brian T. Shea
      Pages 185-203
  5. Gibbon and Siamang Cognition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Jacqueline M. Prime, Susan M. Ford
      Pages 269-289
    3. Clare L. Cunningham, James R. Anderson, Alan R. Mootnick
      Pages 291-311
    4. Katja Liebal
      Pages 313-347
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 361-366

About this book


This volume provides insight into gibbon diet and community ecology, the mating system and reproduction, and conservation biology, all topics which represent areas of substantial progress in understanding socio-ecological flexibility and conservation needs of the hylobatid family. This work analyzes hylobatid evolution by synthesizing recent and ongoing studies of molecular phylogeny, morphology, and cognition in a framework of gibbon and siamang evolution. With its clearly different perspective, this book is written to be read, referenced, and added to the bookshelves of scientists, librarians, and the interested public.


Dwarfism Gibbon Hands Hylobatid Taxonomy Hylobatids Molecular Phylogeny Primate Cognition

Editors and affiliations

  • Ulrich H. Reichard
    • 1
  • Hirohisa Hirai
    • 2
  • Claudia Barelli
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anthropology and Center for EcologySouthern Illinois University CarbondaleCarbondaleUSA
  2. 2.Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityInuyamaJapan
  3. 3.Sezione di Biodiversità TropicaleMUSE—Museo delle ScienzeTrentoItaly

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