hoolock gibbon

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noun hoo·lock gibbon \ˈhü-ˌläk-, -lək-\
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hoolock

Definition of hoolock gibbon

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hoolock gibbons

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hoolocks

  1. :  a forest-dwelling gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) of Eastern Bangladesh, northeastern India, and western Myanmar; also :  a closely related gibbon (Hoolock leuconedys) of southern China and northeastern Myanmar Taxonomic classification remains unsettled with the hoolock gibbons often considered to be subspecies of a single species (Hoolock hoolock or Bunopithecus hoolock).

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Origin and Etymology of hoolock gibbon

native name in northeastern India or Burma


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