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SPECIES Gorilla gorilla

Author:Savage, 1847.
Citation:Boston J. Nat. Hist., 5: 417.
Common Name:Western Gorilla
Type Locality:Gabon, Gabon Estuary, Mpongwe country.
Distribution:SE Nigeria, Cameroon, Rio Muni (Equatorial Guinea), Republic of Congo, SW Central African Republic, Gabon.
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Critically Endangered as G. g. diehli, Endangered as G. g. gorilla.
Comments:The author of the name is Savage, not Savage and Wyman (see Groves, 2001c:301). The status of diehli was reviewed in detail by Sarmiento and Oates (2000).
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SUBSPECIES gorilla

SUBSPECIES diehli

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