Taxon profile


Pongo Lacépède, 1799

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Primates - primates »  family Hominidae - hominids »  subfamily Ponginae

Scientific synonyms

Troglodytes Geoffroy, 1812


Included taxa

Number of records: 8

species Pongo abelii Lesson, 1827 - Sumatran Orang-utan

Pongo abelii

species Pongo pygmaeus (Linnaeus, 1760) - Bornean Orangutan

Pongo pygmaeus

species Pongo tapanuliensis Nurcahyo, Meijaard, Nowak, Fredriksson & Groves, 2017 - Tapanuli orangutan

Fossil taxa

species Pongo devosi Schwartz et al., 1995
species Pongo duboisi Drawhorn, 1995
species Pongo javensis Drawhorn, 1995
species Pongo palaeosumatrensis Hooijer, 1948
species Pongo weidenreichi (Hooijer, 1948)

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [1223112]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Pongo Lacepède, 1799]
Data retrieved on: 30 November 2019

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