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Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon Nomascus leucogenys
2014-04-17 15:32:09

The Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a species of gibbon that is native to South East Asia. It is closely related to the Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki) with which it was formerly thought to be conspecific. The females of the two species are virtually impossible to tell apart in their appearance. The genome of this species was sequenced and published in...

Agile Gibbon Hylobates agilis
2014-04-17 15:21:14

The Agile Gibbon (Hylobates agilis), known also as the Black-Handed Gibbon, is an Old World primate belonging to the gibbon family. It can be found in Indonesia on the island of Sumatra, Malaysia, and southern Thailand. The species is classified as endangered on the IUCN Red List because of destruction of habitat and the pet trade. The species is usually though to have subspecies, but some...

Hoolock Gibbon
2007-08-10 17:29:13

The Hoolock Gibbons, (Hoolock), are two primate species from the family of gibbons (Hylobatidae). The range of the hoolocks is the most northwestern of all the gibbons, extending from Assam in North-East India, to Myanmar. Small populations live also in eastern Bangladesh and in southwest China. Hoolocks are the second largest of the gibbons, after the Siamang. They reach a size of 24 to 36...

Siamang
2007-08-10 16:23:56

The Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus), is an arboreal gibbon native to the forests of Malaysia, Thailand, and Sumatra. Its range overlaps with the Lar Gibbon and Agile Gibbon. While the illegal pet trade takes a toll on wild populations, the principal threat to Siamang is habitat loss in both Malaysia and Sumatra. Palm oil production is clearing large swathes of forest, reducing Siamang...

Lar Gibbon
2007-01-10 12:03:21

The lar gibbon (Hylobates lar), also known as the white-handed gibbon, is a primate in the Hylobatidae or gibbon family. It is one of the better-known gibbons and is often seen in zoos. The range of the lar gibbon extends from southwest China and eastern Myanmar to Thailand and down the whole Malay Peninsula. It is also present in the northwest portion of the island of Sumatra. The fur...

Black Crested Gibbon
2007-01-02 10:44:55

The black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor) is also known as the crested gibbon, the black gibbon, the white-cheeked gibbon, or the concolor gibbon. It is a species of gibbon found in India in the Malay Archipelago and Indochina. It is endangered.

Silvery Gibbon
2007-01-02 10:42:55

The silvery gibbon (Hylobates moloch) is a primate in the Hylobatidae or gibbon family. Their skin is bluish gray colored with a dark grey or black cap. Like all gibbons they do not have a tail and their arms are very long compared to their body. They reach an average weight of 17.64 pounds (8 kg). The silvery gibbon lives exclusively on the island of Java. It inhabits deeply hidden...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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