The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Pongo sp. [several taxa represented]



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last Record: Holocene



China to Java












Bacon, Ann-Marie and Long, Vu The. (2016). The first discovery of a complete skeleton of a fossil orang-utan in a cave of the Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam. Journal of Human Evolution 41: 227-241.

Filoux, Arnaud and Wattanapituksakul, Athiwat. (In Press, 2019). The Late Pleistocene Orangutan from Tham Prakai Phet: New discoveries L’orang-outan du Pléistocène supérieur de Tham Prakai Phet : nouvelles découvertes. Annales de Paléontologie. doi: [Abstract]

Kahlke, H. D. (1972). A Review of the Pleistocene History of the Orang-Utan (Pongo Lacépède 1799). Asian Perspectives 15(1): 5-14.

Lopatin, A. V. et al. (2021). Pleistocene Mammals from the Lang Trang Cave (Vietnam): New Data. Doklady Biological Sciences 496: 1-4. [Abstract]

Westaway, K.E., M.J. Morwood, R.G. Roberts, A.D. Rokus, J.X. Zhao, P. Storm, F. Aziz, G. van den Bergh, P. Hadi, Jatmiko and J. de Vos 2007. Age and biostratigraphic significance of the Punung Rainforest Fauna, East Java, Indonesia and implications for Pongo and Homo. Journal of Human Evolution 53: 709-717. [relevant citation?]


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