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Remains of Extinct Ape Found: Junzi Imperialis

Remains of Extinct Ape Found: Junzi Imperialis

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[the_ad id="3627"] The Junzi imperialis, a newly termed extinct gibbon from China has been found in the tomb of Queen Xia the grandmother of the first Chinese emperor. The researchers gave the ape the nickname Junzi imperialis, pertaining to the skull's royal roots as well as the gibbon's common role of “scholarly gentleman” (the English translation of Junzi) in ancient Chinese mythology. source Mysterious Extinct Ape Skull found, Is It a Kind of Gibbon? There's very little known about primate extinctions—almost nothing,” says study co-author James Hansford, a postdoctoral research associate with the Zoological Society of London. So the study team assembled a database of skull and teeth dimensions for the four living genera of gibbons which allowed them to compare the new gibbo