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An old friend returns

An old friend returns
zoogiraffe, 19 Aug 2016
    • Chlidonias
      is the sign an old one which has been reinstated? It looks old, and it is taxonomically outdated (by a considerable margin).
    • savethelephant
      In what way is it outdated?
    • TeaLovingDave
      It does not reflect a great number of splits which have occurred since it was produced; for instance, neither Golden-cheeked nor Agile Gibbon are depicted.
    • DavidBrown
      Agile gibbon is on the upper-right.
    • Chlidonias
      I don't agree with all the splits which have been proposed for gibbons (e.g. I certainly don't agree with splitting Mueller's Gibbon into three species as has been done recently) - however the Hoolock Gibbon is now two species, the Bornean population of Agile Gibbon is very probably a distinct species, and the Concolor Gibbon as used on this sign is clearly a complex (perhaps as many as seven or eight species).
    • zoogiraffe
      This sign used to be outside the old Gibbon House,it was assumed by many of us that it had gone the way of a similar one they had for Tapirs,which was thrown on a fire and burnt!!
    • Chlidonias
      every time I look at this photo I get strangely irritated by the awkward spacings between the words in the title of the sign, and indeed between the "A" and the "sia" of "S.E.Asia".
    • Benzoo
      I like the idea of showing the diversity of the taxa even if it is outdated. I believe that's why you missed the sign.
      Also. Assam is not a country (Hoolock Gibbon).
    • Chlidonias
      you didn't also catch the "Borneo, Brunei, Sarawak" for Mueller's Gibbon? :D
    • Benzoo
      Right my friend. Then it's better to use Assam.
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