Any arboreal ape of the genus Hylobates, of which many species and varieties inhabit the East Indies and Southern Asia. They are tailless and without cheek pouches, and have very long arms, adapted for climbing.
smallest and most perfectly anthropoid arboreal ape having long arms and no tail; of southern Asia and East Indies
a small ape living in the forests of Southeast Asia, the article notes
a type of small ape of the genus Hylobates, particularly the species Hylobates lar which inhabits the islands of the Indian Archipelago
Gibbons are rare, small, slender, long-armed, tree-dwelling apes from Asia. The largest gibbons are called siamangs; they are darker and louder than other gibbons.
Gibbons are the small apes that are grouped in the family Hylobatidae. The family is divided into four genera based on their diploid chromosome number: Hylobates (44), Hoolock (38), Nomascus (52), and Symphalangus (50). They occur in tropical and subtropical rainforests from northeast India to Indonesia and north to southern China, including the islands of Sumatra, Borneo and Java.