The Life of Animals | Gibbon | Gibbons are social animals.  In most species males, and in some also females, sing solos That attract mates as well as advertise Their territory. The song can be used to identify not only species of gibbons Which is singing but it The area is from. The best current estimates place Nomascus diverging from the other genera at ~ 8 million years ago (Mya); Symphalangus and Hylobates diverging at 7 Mya. At the species level Hylobates pileatus diverged from Hylobates lar and Hylobates agilis at 3.9 Mya; and Hylobates lar and Hylobates agilis separated at 3.3 Mya

Gibbons Many are hard to identify based on fur coloration and are Identified either by song or genetics These morphological ambiguities have led to hybrids in zoos. Interspecific hybrids, hybrids within a genus, also occur in wild-Gibbons where the ranges overlap. The sinologist Robert Van Gulik That Gibbons were the resource persons concluded widespread in Central and Southern China until at least the Song Dynasty, and furthermore, based on an analysis of references to Primates in Chinese literature and Their portrayal in Chinese paintings, that the Chinese word yuan (猿) Referred specifically to Gibbons until They were the resource persons extirpated throughout most of the country due to habitat destruction (circa 14th century).

Gibbon figurines as old as from the 3-4th century BCE (the Zhou Dynasty) have been found in China. Later on, Gibbons Became a popular object for Chinese Painters, ESPECIALLY During the Song Dynasty and early Yuan Dynasty, Yi Mùqī Fǎcháng Yuanji and excelled in painting these apes. From Chinese cultural influence, the Zen motif of the "gibbon grasping at the reflection of the moon in the water" Became popular in Japanese art as well, even though Gibbons have never Occurred naturally in Japan.

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