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Gibbon-Related Publications: Archive Year 2008

This list of publications is presented in alphabetical order. Formatting of references largely follows that used in the International Journal of Primatology. If you know any references which should be included in this list, please send an e-mail to the webmaster.

Anonymous (2008). Ape returns to the wild - with lady love. The Times of India 2008 (8 June). Internet:

Anonymous (2008). Freedom and friend for five-year-old gibbon (Internet, 30 May 2008:

Anonymous (2008). [Hangzhou Animal World hoolock gibbon gives birth]. 2 April 2008. Internet: (Chinese text).

Anonymous (2008). World's rarest ape population doubles. FFI update (Newslatter of Fauna & Flora International) 9(Spring 2008): 1.

Anonymous (2008). Wild to wild translocation training for hoolock gibbon held Assam. Zoosí Print Magazine 23(11): 9.

Anonymous (2008). [Book review:] Hoolock: The ape of India. Dilip Chetry, Rekha Chetry and P.C. Bhattacharjee. Zoosí Print Magazine 23(10): 8.

Avni-Magen, N., Elad, D., Friedman, M., Gati, I., Kaufman, E., and Lavy, E. (2008). Use of a sustained release preparation of clotrimazole to treat dermatophytosis in a siamang (Hylobates syndactylus). Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 39(1): 115-117.

Barker, M. K. (2008). Gibbon hand preference studies at the Endangered Primate Rescue Center, Vietnam. Vietnamese Journal of Primatology 2: 41-45.

Barelli, C., Boesch, C., Heistermann, M., and Reichard, U. H. (2008). Female white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) lead group movements and have priority of access to food resources. Behaviour 145: 965-981.

Barelli, C., Heistermann, M., Boesch, C., and Reichard, U. H. (2008). Mating patterns and sexual swellings in pair-living and multimale groups of wild white-handed gibbons, Hylobates lar. Animal Behaviour 75: 991-1001.

Bower, B. (2008). China was an ancient-ape paradise. Excavations uncover oldest known ancestral gibbon remains. Science News 173(16, 10 May 2008): Downloadable from

Campbell, C., Andayani, N., Cheyne, S., Pamungkas, J., Manullang, B., Usman, F., Wedana, M., and Traylor-Holzer, K. (Ed.). (2008). Indonesian gibbon conservation and management workshop final report, IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group Apple Valley, MN, pp. 96.

Carstensen, N. (signed as "nc") (2008). Die Letzten ihrer Art. Tier International (Publikation der Stiftung Tierpark Hagenbeck) 2008 (2): 16-27 (German text).

Chan, B. P. L., Tan, X.-f., and Tan, W.-j. (2008). Rediscovery of the critically endangered eastern black crested gibbon Nomascus nasutus (Hylobatidae) in China, with preliminary notes on population size, ecology and conservation status. Asian Primates Journal 1(1): 17-25.

Chen, H.-C., Kamolnorranath, S., and Kaplan, G. (2008). Female crested gibbons (genus Nomascus) sing male song. Vietnamese Journal of Primatology 2: 47-53.

Cheyne, S. M., Thompson, C. J. H., Phillips, A. C., Hill, R. M. C., and Limin, S. H. (2008). Density and population estimate of gibbons (Hylobates albibarbis) in the Sabangau catchment, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Primates 49: 50-56.

Clemens, Z., Merker, B., and Ujhelyi, M. (2008). Observations on paternal care in a captive family of white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar). Gibbon Journal 4: 46-50. Downloadable from

Dominy, N. J., Vogel, E. R., Haag, L., van Schaik, C. P., and Parker, G. G. (2008). Fallback or fall forward: Food dispersion, canopy complexity, and the foraging adaptations of apes in Southeast Asia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 46: 91-92 (Abstract only).

Fan, P. F., and Jiang, X. L. (2008). Sleeping sites, sleeping trees, and sleep-related behaviors of black crested gibbons (Nomascus concolor jingdongensis) at Mt. Wuliang, central Yunnan, China. American Journal of Primatology 70: 153-160.

Fellowes, J. R., Chan, B. P. L., Zhou, J., Chen, S., Yang, S., and Ng, S. C. (2008). Current status of the Hainan gibbon (Nomascus hainanus): Progress of population monitoring and other priority actions. Asian Primates Journal 1(1): 2-9.

Filler, A. G. (2008). A humanian model of human evolution: Evidence that habitual upright bipedality is a synapomorphy that defines a hominiform clade of hominoids including humans and all extant apes. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 46: 96 (Abstract only).

Geissmann, T. (2008). Inter-group conflict in captive siamangs (Symphalangus syndactylus). Gibbon Journal 4: 51-55. Downloadable from

Geissmann, T. (2008). Gibbon paintings in China, Japan, and Korea: Historical distribution, production rate and context. Gibbon Journal 4: 1-38. Downloadable from

Geissmann, T. (2008). Auf der Suche nach Chinas letzten Weisshandgibbons: Ein Projektbericht aus dem Nangunhe-Naturreservat in der Provinz Yunnan [In search of the Chinaís last white-handed gibbons: A project report from the Nangunhe Nature Reserve in Yunnan Province]. Gibbon Conservation Alliance, Jahresbericht 4(May): 10-21 (German text, English summary). Downloadable from

Geissmann, T., Grindley, M., Momberg, F., Ngwe Lwin, and Saw Moses (2008). Hoolock gibbon and biodiversity survey and training in southern Rakhine Yoma, Myanmar: Preliminary report, Myanmar Primate Conservation Program, BANCA, FFI, PRCF and Yangon University, Yangon, Myanmar. 31 pp.

Geissmann, T., and Manella, B. (2008). Steroid secretion in siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus) skin glands. Gibbon Journal 4: 56-63. Downloadable from

Graves, R. (2008). Preliminary observations of the effects of ambient temperature on activity budgets of gorillas and siamangs in captivity. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 46: 106-107 (Abstract only).

Holden, C., (ed.) (2008). Grim outloook for Chinese apes. Science 320 (5880): 1139.

Ingmanson, E. J. (2008). Synchronizing behavior: The use of gestural communication in a captive group of white-cheeked gibbons (Hylobates concolor). American Journal of Physical Anthropology Suppl. 46: 122 (Abstract only).

Müller, B. (2008). Weisshandgibbons in China ausgestorben / White-handed gibbons extinct in China, Press report, Zürich University, unicom Media, Zürich, 15 May 2008, downloadable from and

Phoonjampa, R., and Brockelman, W. Y. (2008). Survey of pileated gibbon Hylobates pileatus in Thailand: Populations threatened by hunting and habitat degradation. Oryx 42(4): 600-606.

Proctor, D. J., Broadfield, D., and Proctor, K. (2008). Quantitative three-dimensional shape analysis of the proximal hallucial metatarsal articular surface in Homo, Pan, Gorilla, and Hylobates. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135: 216-224.

Reichard, U. H., and Barelli, C. (2008). Life history and reproductive strategies of Khao Yai white-handed gibbon females (Hylobates lar). International Journal of Primatology 29: 823-844.

Reitz, E. (2008). Rescuing Robin Hood (Internet), 18 June 2008:

Rokkam, D. (2008). Study of synteny breakpoints in Nomascus l. leucogenys by creation of shotgun clones. MSc thesis in Biological Sciences, California State University, East Bay, 124 pp.

Ruppell, J. (2008). The gibbons of Pu Mat National Park in Vietnam. Gibbon Journal 4: 39-45. Downloadable from

Savini, T., Boesch, C., and Reichard, U.H. (2008). Home-range characteristics and the influence of seasonality on female reproduction in white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) at Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135: 1-12.

Schneider, C., Hodges, K., Fischer, J., and Hammerschmidt, K. (2008). Acoustic niches of Siberut primates International Journal of Primatology (29): 601-613.

Walker, S., and Molur, S. (2008). Countdown 2010 - save hoolock gibbon - save biodiversity. Zoosí Print Magazine 23(10): 13.

Waltert, M., Abegg, C., Ziegler, T., Hadi, S., Priata, D., and Hodges, K. (2008). Abundance and community structure of Mentawai primates in the Peleonan forest, north Siberut, Indonesia. Oryx 42: 375-379

Zhang, X. Y., Zhou, W., Wu, J. P., Bai, B., Li, Z. B., and Li, J. H. (2008). [Food selection of hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock) at Nankang, Mt. Gaoligong in spring]. Dongwuxue Yanjiu/ Zoological Research 29: 174-180 (Mandarin text, English abstract).

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