Taxonomy

Here you find trivia about the two gorilla species, eastern and western gorillas.


Gorilla Diversity

Westlicher Gorilla im Zoo und Berggorilla in Bwindi

Present Gorilla Taxonomy

A species is a population (or group of populations), distinguished by the possession of one or more consistent heritable...

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News from Gorilla Genetics

Zoo gorilla Pertinax (© Angela Meder)

After the sequencing of the gorilla genome, the authors report unexpected results. The standard view of the evolutionary relationship between the...

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Genetic Diversity: Cross River Gorillas

Distribution of the Cross River Gorilla (© Angela Meder, mit Informationen von Rich Bergl)

Conservation research on gorillas has, to date, mainly focused on demographic factors, human impacts, and the influence of disease. Genetic data have...

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Genetic Analysis in the Cross River Gorilla

Affinities of the Ebo Forest Gorillas

Where are the Gorillas?

Gorilla mtDNA

The Problem with numts

The Man Who Discovered the Mountain Gorilla