Arunachal macaque

Arunachal Macaque

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The Arunachal macaque (Macaca munzala), a relatively large brown primate with a comparatively short tail, is a macaque native to Arunachal Pradesh in north-eastern India. Its species name comes from Munzala ("monkey of the deep forest") as it was called by the Dirang Monpa tribe.Press release issued jointly by NCF, WCS, New York, International Snow Leopard Trust & NIAS, Bangalore   but he thought it to be a new subspecies of Tibetan or Pere David's macaque. It was described as a new species in 2004, when a group of scientists from the Nature Conservation Foundation, India reported it. It is the first species of macaque to have been discovered since 1903 when the Indonesian Pagai Island Macaque was discovered. This monkey was reported on the basis of good quality photograph as holotype. In 2011, some researchers suggested on the basis of morphological variation within the Assamese macaque, that it might be better treated as a subspecies.

Subsequently, it was also discovered in Bhutan where it was observed and photgraphed in Trashi Yangshi area in 2006.Choudhury, A.U. (2008). Primates of Bhutan and observations of hybrid langurs. Primate Conservation 23: 65-73.

The Arunchal macaque is compactly built and has a very...
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