Pongo hooijeri

Pongo hooijeri
Temporal range: Pleistocene
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Hominidae
Genus: Pongo
Species:
P. hooijeri
Binomial name
Pongo hooijeri
Schwartz et al. 1995

The Vietnamese orangutan (Pongo hooijeri) is an extinct species of orangutan from the Pleistocene of Vietnam.[1] It was named in honor of paleontologist Dirk Albert Hooijer. Fossils of the ape were found in the Tham Hai Cave. It is unclear whether Pongo hooijeri is truly a distinct species or merely a Vietnamese population of one of the extant orangutan species.[2]

References

  1. ^ Grehan; Schwartz (2009). "Evolution of the second orangutan: phylogeny and biogeography of hominid origins". Journal of Biogeography. 36 (10): 1823–1844. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02141.x.
  2. ^ Schwartz, J.H.; Vu The Long; Nguyen Lan Cuong; Le Trung Kha; Tattersall, I (1995). "A review of the Pleistocene hominoid fauna of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (excluding Hylobatidae)". Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History (76): 1–24.