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Scientists claim new gibbon species - name it Skywalker

CJME Wednesday, 11 January 2017
*By The Canadian Press*

LONDON — Researchers in China claim they have identified a new species of gibbon in the remote forests along its border with Burma — and have named it after Star Wars character Luke Skywalker.

Scientists studying hoolock gibbons on China's Mount Gaoligong concluded there were two, not one, species based on both the primate's distinctive brow and a genetic analysis. The study was published in the American Journal of Primatology.

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Scientists have discovered a new species of gibbon called the Skywalker hoolock gibbon. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) reports.

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