Definitions for siamangˈsi əˌmæŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

si•a•mangˈsi əˌmæŋ(n.)

  1. a large black gibbon, Symphalangus (Hylobates) syndactylus, of Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula.

    Category: Mammals

Origin of siamang:

1815–25; < Malay

Princeton's WordNet

  1. siamang, Hylobates syndactylus, Symphalangus syndactylus(noun)

    large black gibbon of Sumatra having the 2nd and 3rd toes partially united by a web

Wiktionary

  1. siamang(Noun)

    A large black gibbon, Symphalangus syndactylus, from Sumatra

Webster Dictionary

  1. Siamang(noun)

    a gibbon (Hylobates syndactylus), native of Sumatra. It has the second and third toes partially united by a web

Freebase

  1. Siamang

    The siamang is a tailless, arboreal, black-furred gibbon native to the forests of Malaysia, Thailand, and Sumatra. The largest of the lesser apes, the siamang can be twice the size of other gibbons, reaching 1 m in height, and weighing up to 14 kg. The siamang is the only species in the genus Symphalangus. The siamang is distinctive for two reasons. The first is that two digits on each foot are partially joined by a membrane—hence the name "syndactylus", from the Ancient Greek sun-, "united" + daktulos, "finger". The second is the large gular sac, which is a throat pouch that can be inflated to the size of the siamang's head, allowing the animal to make loud, resonating calls or songs. There may be two subspecies of the siamang. If so, they are the nominate Sumatran siamang and the Malaysian siamang. Otherwise, the Malaysian individuals are only a population. The siamang occurs sympatrically with other gibbons; its two ranges are entirely within the combined ranges of the agile gibbon and the lar gibbon. Although the siamang is given a name different from that of other gibbons, this division is not cladistically sound, since the genus Nomascus split from the rest of the gibbons before the Symphalangus split.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gibbon(noun)

a type of ape with long arms.

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