Northern Buffed-cheeked Gibbon
male northern buffed-cheeked gibbons
Range Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Hylobatidae
Genus Nomascus
Species Nomascus annamensis

The Northern buffed-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus annamensis), is a new species of crested gibbon which is found in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Its habitat is in the rainforests of these countries.


The northern buffed-cheeked gibbon resembles the Yellow-cheeked gibbon in appearance. Males and females of the gibbon differ in morphology and color. The male has a primarily black pelt that glistens silver in sunlight, with a lighter brown chest. The cheeks are a deep golden-orange, and the crest is very prominent. The female, on the other hand, lacks the characteristic crest and is orange-beige in color.

The [[wikipedia:Holotype|holotype is located in the Zoological Museum of the Vietnam National University.

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