new orangutan species

New Orangutan Species Discovered in Indonesian Rain Forest

 

“The new orangutan species lives only in an area of rain forest about 425 square miles in size. With only about 800 left, scientists contend they would be the most endangered of all the surviving great apes. “

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    Vladimir Dinets 1 year ago

    There’s a lot of skepticism about this split, even among primatologists (who are generally the most split-happy zoologists around). Here’s a well-written explanation why thre’s actually just one orangutan species: https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/11/03/a-new-species-of-orangutan-i-doubt-it/

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