Müller's gibbon

Müller's gibbon

Bornean Gibbon, Southern grey gibbon

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Suborder
Infraorder
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Hylobates muelleri
WEIGHT
4-8 kg
LENGTH
440-635 mm

Müller's gibbon, also known as the grey gibbon, is a primate in the gibbon family, Hylobatidae. Unlike most gibbon species, Müller's gibbon does not show sexual dimorphism in its fur coloration. Its fur is grey- or brown-colored with a ring of bright fur around its face. On the head, it often has a darkly colored cap. Weighing between 4–8 kg, it ranks among the smaller of the gibbons.

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Di

Diurnal

Fr

Frugivore

He

Herbivore

Ar

Arboreal

Zo

Zoochory

Is

Island endemic

Te

Terrestrial

Te

Territorial

Vi

Viviparous

Mo

Monogamy

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

M

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Countries
Regions
Islands
Biogeographical realms

Müller's gibbon is endemic to Kalimantan in the island of Borneo, inhabiting the southeastern part of the island. It is found approximately south of the Mahakam River and east of the Barito River.

Müller's gibbon habitat map

Climate zones

Habits and Lifestyle

Müller's gibbons are diurnal rain forest dwellers, characterized by the long arms that all gibbons have, with which they brachiate through the trees. They live together in monogamous pairs, and defend their family territory against intruders with long, loud singing.

Seasonal behavior

Diet and Nutrition

Müller's gibbon's diet consists primarily of fruits.

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
7 months
BABY CARRYING
1
INDEPENDENT AGE
9 years

Little is known about the reproductive patterns of this species, but it is thought to be similar to that of other gibbon species.

References

1. Müller's gibbon Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%BCller%27s_gibbon
2. Müller's gibbon on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/39888/17990934

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