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65) Another species of lesser ape is the siamang. A striking feature of this animal is the inflatable air sac beneath the chin. This allows siamangs to call over long distances in their native forests. A black siamang, arms extended, calling. Notice the inflated hairless air sac beneath the chin.
Notes: A black siamang, arms extended, calling. Notice the inflated hairless air sac beneath the chin.
Scientific name: Symphalangus syndactylus
siamang -- SI-a-mang
Photo © by: Roy Fontaine

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