It is clear that in the first place we may distinguish the siamang, H. syndactylus, which indeed some regard as a separate genus.
They pulled with all their might; and Lanark, the cockswain, steered her for the siamang.
The siamang differs from the other species of long-armed apes in the formation of its feet and in several other characteristics.
"Ay, it is a siamang ape—next in size to the orang-utan," said Van der Kemp, who stood at his friend's elbow.
The largest is the jet black, Sumatran "siamang," three feet tall.
Several different kinds of gibbons are known, the largest of which is the siamang.
A siamang, however, was seen by Mr. Bennett to seize and devour greedily a live lizard.
M. Duvaucel, likewise, affirms that the cry of the siamang may be heard for miles—making the woods ring again.