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(also lar gibbon)
The common gibbon, which has white hands and feet and is found in Thailand and Malaysia.
- Hylobates lar, family Hylobatidae.
- Of the three species found in Thailand, the lar is the most numerous but is still under threat, while the agile and pileated are endangered.
Early 19th century: from Latin, literally 'household god'.
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