Tibetan Macaque

Tibetan Macaque

name = Tibetan Macaque
status = NT
status_system = iucn3.1
trend = unknown

image_width = 250px
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Primates
familia = Cercopithecidae
genus = "Macaca"
species = "M. thibetana"
binomial = "Macaca thibetana"
binomial_authority = (Milne-Edwards, 1870)

The Tibetan Macaque ("Macaca thibetana"), also known as the Chinese Stump-tailed Macaque or Milne-Edwards' Macaque, is found from eastern Tibet east to Guangdong and north to Shaanxi in China. It may also occur in far north-eastern India. This species lives in subtropical forests (mixed deciduous to evergreen) at altitude that range from 800 to 2500 meters. The Tibetan Macaque has a long dense brown fur with whiskers but a hairless face. The infants have silver and black fur that changes to its adult color at the age of two. Its diet consists mostly of fruit, but it will also consume seeds, leaves, berries and flowers as well as invertebrates. It is a gregarious animal and lives in multi-male and multi-female groups. The life span of the Tibetan Macaque is over 20 years.

There are four recognized subspecies of this macaque:
* "Macaca thibetana thibetana"
* "Macaca thibetana esau"
* "Macaca thibetana guiahouensis"
* "Macaca thibetana huangshanensis"


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External links

* ARKive - [http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Macaca_thibetana/ images and movies of the Tibetan macaque "(Macaca thibetana)"]

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