Hylobates lar yunnanensis Ma & Y. Wang, 1986

Yunnan white-handed gibbon, Yunnan lar gibbon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1988 (seen), 1992 (heard)

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Yunnan Province, China












Original scientific description:

Ma, S. and Wang, Y. (1986). The taxonomy and distribution of the gibbons in southern China and its adjacent region – with description of three new subspecies. Zoological Research 7: 393-410. (Chinese text, English summary).


Other references:

Brockelman, W. and Geissmann, T. (2008). Hylobates lar ssp. yunnanensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 16 May 2013.

Fan, Pengfei. (2016). The past, present, and future of gibbons in China. Biological Conservation.

Fooden, J., Quan, G.Q.,Luo, Y.N., 1987. Gibbondistribution in China. Acta Anthropol. Sin. 7,161–167.

Grueter, C. C., Jiang, X. L., Konrad, R., Fan, P. F., Guan, Z. H., Geissmann, T. (2009). Are Hylobates lar extirpated from China? Int. J. Primatol. 30: 553-567.

Guo, G., Wang, Z., 1995. Survey on the white-handed gibbon in Nangunhe valley in China.Chin. Primate Res. Conserv. News 4, 7–9.

Lan, D.Y., 1989. Preliminary study on the group composition, behavior, and ecology of theblack gibbons (Hylobates conc olor) in southwe st Yunnan. Zool. Res. 10 (Suppl),119–126.

Li, Z.X., Lin, Z.Y., 1983. Classification and distribution of living primates in Yunnan, China.Zool. Res. 4, 1 11–120.

Ma, S.L., Wang, Y.X., 1986. The taxonomy and distribution of the gibbons in southernChina and its adjacent region —with description of three new subspecies. Zool. Res. 7: 393-410.

Ma, S.L., Wang, Y.X., Poirier, F.E., 1988. Taxonom y, distribution and statu s of gibbons (Hylobates) in southern China and adjacent areas. Primates 29, 277-286.

Yang, D.H., Zhang, J.Y., Li, C., 1985. A survey on the population and distribution of gibbonsin Yunnan province. Med. Biol. Res. 3, 22–27


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