SOA 111 Pongo

Pongo:  Pongo is the genus to help distinguish species of primates.  Specifically, the genus pongo refers to is the orangutan.  For example, there are the Pongo pygmaeus and the Pongo abelii (Sumatran Orangutan) which both refer to a select species of orangutan.

Here’s a link to some photos of these orangutans:


“Afarensis: Anthropology, Evolution and Science.” N.p., 13 Mar. 2010. Web. 9 Sept. 2010. <‌2010/‌03/‌13/‌know-your-primate-pongo-abelii/&gt;.

“New tool use by wild Sumatran orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus abelii).” Wiley Online Library. N.p., 16 Sept. 2002. Web. 9 Sept. 2010. <‌doi/‌10.1002/‌ajpa.10105/‌abstract&gt;.

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