Edition: Global  
One News Page
“Probably the fastest-access news portal in the world”
> >

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.

The proposed new species is called the Skywalker... // Read Full Article
0
shares
Share on
Facebook
Share on
Twitter
Post on 
Reddit
Share by
Email
 
Source: Veuer - < > Embed

News video: 'Star Wars Gibbon' Species Discovered, But Already Dying Out

'Star Wars Gibbon' Species Discovered, But Already Dying Out 01:09

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

You Might Like


Recent related news

A new species of terrestrial crab found in Hong Kong

The scientists have found a new species of terrestrial crab, climbing trees on the eastern coast of Hong Kong.
DNA - Science

Scientists find new tree-climbing crab species

The new species named Haberma tingkok have been placed in a small genus, which contains merely three members.
Zee News - Science

Fancy getting a fossil named after you like David Attenborough?...

Fancy getting a fossil named after you like David Attenborough?...
This week a new fossilized creature less than a centimetre long has become the latest of many species to be named after Leicester-raised naturalist Sir David...
Leicester Mercury - UK


Other recent news in World

DONALD TRUMP's health care bill dropped to avoid humiliating defeatEgypt's ex-President Hosni MUBARAK freed after 6 yrs in detention
House Republicans, short of votes, withdraw HEALTH CARE billRepublicans push HEALTH CARE BILL past initial House hurdle, moving Trump, GOP leaders toward uncertain showdown vote
Donald Trump said KEYSTONE XL pipeline would create 28,000 jobs. US State Department says 50TransCanada gets State Department's OK for Keystone XL PIPELINE
Donald Trump meets 30 men to discuss future of pregnancy and maternity care under new HEALTHCARE BILLDonald Trump: The best thing politically is to let OBAMACARE explode
Life of London terror attacker KHALID MASOOD's motherUK must pay BREXIT bill of 'around' £50bn warns Juncker

Twitter

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2017 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+