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SPECIES Pongo abelii

Author:Lesson, 1827.
Citation:Man. Mamm.: 32.
Common Name:Sumatran Orangutan
Type Locality:Indonesia, Sumatra.
Distribution:Sumatra, NW of Lake Toba (Indonesia).
Status:CITES Appendix I and U.S. ESA as included in P. pygmaeus; IUCN Critically Endangered.
Comments:On the nomenclature, see Groves and Holthuis (1985). Reviewed by Groves (1971a, Mammalian Species, 4). Considered a species separate from P. pygmaeus by Groves (2001c), who summarized several previous sources suggesting this.
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Synonyms:

    abongensis (Selenka, 1896)
    bicolor (I. Geoffroy, 1843)
    deliensis (Selenka, 1896)
    gigantica (Pearson, 1841)
    langkatensis (Selenka, 1896)

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