Scientific Name: Pongo abelii, originally classified Pongo pygmaeus abelii
Age [Sex]: Adult [M]
Collection Date: Likely between 1880-1920
Higher Geography: Asia, Indonesia, Sumatra, Sumatra Id.
Notes: Complete skull with mandible, with pathological lower left rear molar. From CAS O&M loan collection, no data, but tag reads Bornean Orang-Utan male Pongo Pygmaeus (subspecies?) Range = Borneo and Sumatra, reverse reads Identified by Joseph Mailliard
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