Takacs, Z.; Morales, J. C.; Geissmann, T. & Melnick, D. 2001: Molecular phylogeny of Hylobatidae. In: The XVIIIth congress of the International Primatological Society: Primates in the new millennium. Abstracts and programme, Adelaide, South Australia, p. 393.
Z. Takacs, J. C. Morales, T. Geissmann
& D. Melnick
Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
The gibbons are among the most endangered primates
and their evolutionary history remains largely unresolved. We have genotyped a 2.3
Kb segment of the mitochondrial ND3, ND4L and ND4 regions (56 samples) and a 1.6
Kb segment of the nuclear IRBP3 region (10 samples) from a total of 56 individuals
representing 10 of the 11 species of Hylobatidae, including all four subgenera. Preliminary
analysis of the data suggests that, each of the four subgenera recognized for the
gibbons is monophyletic
Further analysis of the mitochondrial sequence data
in biogeographical context suggests that
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