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phylum Chordata Gorilla is the largest extant genus of primates by size. The genus is divided into two species and either four or five subspecies. The mountain gorilla inhabits the Albertine Rift montane cloud forests of the Virunga Volcanoes, ranging in altitude from 2,200–4,300 metres (7,200–14,100 ft). Lowland gorillas live in dense forests and lowland swamps and marshes as low as sea level, with western lowland gorillas living in Central West African countries and eastern lowland gorillas living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo near its border with Rwanda.

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class Mammalia
infraclass Eutheria
order Primates
family Hominidae
genus Gorilla
species G. gorilla - Western gorilla
G. beringei - Eastern gorilla

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