hylobatidae

Summary

Summary: A family of the suborder HAPLORHINI comprising only one genus, HYLOBATES (also called Nomascus or Symphalangus).

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  1. Boniotto M, Antcheva N, Zelezetsky I, Tossi A, Palumbo V, Verga Falzacappa M, et al. A study of host defence peptide beta-defensin 3 in primates. Biochem J. 2003;374:707-14 pubmed
  2. Takacs Z, Morales J, Geissmann T, Melnick D. A complete species-level phylogeny of the Hylobatidae based on mitochondrial ND3-ND4 gene sequences. Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2005;36:456-67 pubmed
    The Hylobatidae (gibbons) are among the most endangered primates and their evolutionary history and systematics remain largely unresolved...
  3. Mootnick A, Fan P. A comparative study of crested gibbons (Nomascus). Am J Primatol. 2011;73:135-54 pubmed publisher
    Crested gibbons (Nomascus) are in the rarest genus of the family Hylobatidae, with the Hainan gibbon (Nomascus hainanus) being the rarest primate in the world...
  4. Bryant J, Olson V, Chatterjee H, Turvey S. Identifying environmental versus phylogenetic correlates of behavioural ecology in gibbons: implications for conservation management of the world's rarest ape. BMC Evol Biol. 2015;15:171 pubmed publisher
    ..in key ecological and behavioural traits (home range size, social group size, mating system) across the Hylobatidae while controlling for phylogenetic non-independence...
  5. Irie M, Koga A, Kaneko ishino T, Ishino F. An LTR Retrotransposon-Derived Gene Displays Lineage-Specific Structural and Putative Species-Specific Functional Variations in Eutherians. Front Chem. 2016;4:26 pubmed publisher
    ..These include a lack of a CCHC RNA-binding domain in its C-terminus, observed in gibbons (Hylobatidae: Primates) and megabats (Megachiroptera: Chiroptera)...
  6. Dasmeh P, Kepp K. Superoxide dismutase 1 is positively selected to minimize protein aggregation in great apes. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2017;74:3023-3037 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study thus marks an example of direct selection for a particular chemical phenotype (high net charge and stability) in a single human protein with possible implications for the evolution of aging. ..
  7. Mootnick A, Cunningham C, Baker E. Phylogenetic separation in limb use in captive gibbons (Hylobatidae): a comparison across the primate order. Am J Primatol. 2012;74:1035-43 pubmed publisher
  8. Stanyon R, Rocchi M, Bigoni F, Archidiacono N. Evolutionary molecular cytogenetics of catarrhine primates: past, present and future. Cytogenet Genome Res. 2012;137:273-84 pubmed publisher
    ..This connection ties molecular cytogenetics securely to genome sequencing, assuring that molecular cytogenetics will continue to have a productive future in the multidisciplinary science of phylogenomics...
  9. Kenyon M, Roos C, Binh V, CHIVERS D. Extrapair paternity in golden-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus gabriellae) in the secondary lowland forest of Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam. Folia Primatol (Basel). 2011;82:154-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Overall, the indications are that in this empty habitat, gibbons appear to be able to establish territories adjacent to those of their kin...

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  1. Lycett S, von Cramon Taubadel N. Understanding the comparative catarrhine context of human pelvic form: a 3D geometric morphometric analysis. J Hum Evol. 2013;64:300-10 pubmed publisher
  2. Chan Y, Roos C, Inoue Murayama M, Inoue E, Shih C, Pei K, et al. Inferring the evolutionary histories of divergences in Hylobates and Nomascus gibbons through multilocus sequence data. BMC Evol Biol. 2013;13:82 pubmed publisher
    Gibbons (Hylobatidae) are the most diverse group of living apes. They exist as geographically-contiguous species which diverged more rapidly than did their close relatives, the great apes (Hominidae)...
  3. Segat L, Pontillo A, Milanese M, Tossi A, Crovella S. Evolution of the hepcidin gene in primates. BMC Genomics. 2008;9:120 pubmed publisher
  4. Ulijaszek S. Comparative energetics of primate fetal growth. Am J Hum Biol. 2002;14:603-8 pubmed
  5. Goe A, Swenson J, West G, Evans J. Meningoencephalitis with secondary obstructive hydrocephalus caused by probable coccidioides species in a buff-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2013;44:781-5 pubmed
    ..It is the first published report describing the use of ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement in this species...
  6. Stanyon R. Cytogenetic studies of small ape (Hylobatidae) chromosomes. Tsitologiia. 2013;55:167-71 pubmed
    ..The lack of significant cytogenetic landmarks at the nodes of the gibbon tree could indicate that chromosomal rearrangements did not play a primary role in hylobatid speciation...
  7. Kawashima T, Thorington R, Kunimatsu Y, Whatton J. Systematic morphology and evolutionary anatomy of the autonomic cardiac nervous system in the lesser apes, gibbons (hylobatidae). Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2008;291:939-59 pubmed publisher
    We examined the morphology of the autonomic cardiac nervous system (ACNS) on 20 sides of 10 gibbons (Hylobatidae) of three genera, and we have inferred the evolution of the anatomy of the primate ACNS. We report the following...
  8. Stimpson C, Tetreault N, Allman J, Jacobs B, Butti C, Hof P, et al. Biochemical specificity of von Economo neurons in hominoids. Am J Hum Biol. 2011;23:22-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Recent evidence indicates that unique patterns of protein expression may also characterize VENs, particularly involving molecules that are known to regulate gut and immune function...
  9. Koufos G, de Bonis L. The deciduous lower dentition of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis (Primates, Hominoidea) from the late Miocene deposits of Macedonia, Greece. J Hum Evol. 2004;46:699-718 pubmed
    ..The comparison of the lower milk dentition of Ouranopithecus confirms our previous conclusions suggesting that this fossil hominoid shares derived characters with Australopithecus and Homo...
  10. Sarmiento E. Forearm rotation and the "origin of the hominoid lifestyle": a reply to Stern and Larson (2001). Am J Phys Anthropol. 2002;119:92-4; discussion 95 pubmed
  11. Margulis S, Burns F, Rothenberg A. Sex ratio bias in managed populations of hylobatids. Folia Primatol (Basel). 2011;82:224-35 pubmed publisher
    ..lar and S. syndactylus may also be occurring in N. leucogenys. However, N. leucogenys has not been well studied in the wild. Ecological differences among species may further contribute to these observed patterns...
  12. Rafacz M, Margulis S, Santymire R. Hormonal correlates of paternal care differences in the Hylobatidae. Am J Primatol. 2012;74:247-60 pubmed
    ..Our data suggest a relationship between specific steroid hormone patterns and differences in paternal care among the hylobatids, warranting further investigation of such proximate mechanisms...
  13. Vereecke E, Channon A. The role of hind limb tendons in gibbon locomotion: springs or strings?. J Exp Biol. 2013;216:3971-80 pubmed publisher
  14. Fan P, Ai H, Fei H, Zhang D, Yuan S. Seasonal variation of diet and time budget of Eastern hoolock gibbons (Hoolock leuconedys) living in a northern montane forest. Primates. 2013;54:137-46 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that diet flexibility and an energy-conserving strategy during the cold season when fruit is scarce have enabled the hoolock gibbons to survive in a northern montane forest...
  15. Burns B, Dooley H, Judge D. Social dynamics modify behavioural development in captive white-cheeked (Nomascus leucogenys) and silvery (Hylobates moloch) gibbons. Primates. 2011;52:271-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Observations of these captive groups suggest that sub-adult peripheralisation may be influenced by family social dynamics as well as by local ecology, and that older offspring are responsive to the development of younger siblings...
  16. Morino L. Clouded leopard predation on a wild juvenile siamang. Folia Primatol (Basel). 2010;81:362-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This attack highlights the potential importance of predation as an evolutionary pressure for hylobatids, and poses some questions about the antipredator adaptations of this population of siamang...
  17. Sun G, Huang B, Guan Z, Geissmann T, Jiang X. Individuality in male songs of wild black crested gibbons (Nomascus concolor). Am J Primatol. 2011;73:431-8 pubmed publisher
    ..e. among neighbors) is higher than among individuals between sites. Our finding suggests that black crested gibbons may actively increase their degree of vocal individuality against that of their immediate neighbors by vocal adjustment...
  18. Pellet P, Vaneensberghe C, Debre P, Sumyuen M, Theodorou I. MIC genes in non-human primates. Eur J Immunogenet. 1999;26:239-41 pubmed
    ..1997) and recognition by T-cell receptors (Groh et al., 1998). These findings suggest that the putative MIC-A* chain has evolved for a function that is related to, but quite distinct from, that of typical MHC class I chains...
  19. Galt├ęs I, Jordana X, Malgosa A, Manyosa J. Technical note: Forearm pronation efficiency analysis in skeletal remains. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2009;140:589-94 pubmed publisher
    ..The fact that forearm-pronation efficiency can be inferred, even quantified, allows us to interpret more precisely the functional and evolutionary significance of upper-limb skeletal design in extant and fossil primate taxa...
  20. Sa nguanmoo P, Rianthavorn P, Amornsawadwattana S, Poovorawan Y. Hepatitis B virus infection in non-human primates. Acta Virol. 2009;53:73-82 pubmed
    ..but can also be found in non-human primates as in the families Hominidae (chimpanzee, gorilla, orangutan) and Hylobatidae (gibbon), which are distributed over Africa (chimpanzee and gorilla) and Southeast Asia (orangutan and gibbon), ..
  21. Cardone M, Lomiento M, Teti M, Misceo D, Roberto R, Capozzi O, et al. Evolutionary history of chromosome 11 featuring four distinct centromere repositioning events in Catarrhini. Genomics. 2007;90:35-43 pubmed
    ..In Hominoidea, almost all the five largest duplicons of this chromosome appeared involved in significant evolutionary architectural changes...
  22. Rae T. Mosaic evolution in the origin of the Hominoidea. Folia Primatol (Basel). 1999;70:125-35 pubmed
    ..These results suggest that the initial divergence of hominoids involved selection for an ape-like face, and was not driven by an adaptive shift to below-branch locomotion...
  23. Leslie E. A comparative analysis of internal cranial anatomy in the hylobatidae. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2010;143:250-65 pubmed publisher
    ..This article is the first comprehensive study of variation in internal cranial anatomy of the Hylobatidae and includes the first published craniofacial angular data for Nomascus.
  24. Suddendorf T, Collier Baker E. The evolution of primate visual self-recognition: evidence of absence in lesser apes. Proc Biol Sci. 2009;276:1671-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we show that lesser apes (family Hylobatidae) fail to use the mirror to find surreptitiously placed marks on their head, in spite of being strongly ..
  25. Boniotto M, Tossi A, DelPero M, Sgubin S, Antcheva N, Santon D, et al. Evolution of the beta defensin 2 gene in primates. Genes Immun. 2003;4:251-7 pubmed
    ..divergence of the platyrrhines from the catarrhines and during the divergence of the Cercopithecidae from the Hylobatidae, Great Apes and humans...