'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species
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'Star Wars gibbon' is new primate species

11 January 2017 Last updated at 18:40 GMT

A gibbon living in the tropical forests of south west China is a new species of primate, scientists have said.

It has been named the Skywalker hoolock gibbon - partly because the Chinese characters of its scientific name - but also because the scientists are fans of Star Wars.

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