- Tibetan Macaque
name = Tibetan Macaque
status = NT
status_system = iucn3.1
trend = unknown
image_width = 250px
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
Tibeteast to Guangdongand north to Shaanxiin China. It may also occur in far north-eastern India. This species lives in subtropicalforests (mixed deciduousto 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
* "Macaca thibetana thibetana"
* "Macaca thibetana esau"
* "Macaca thibetana guiahouensis"
* "Macaca thibetana huangshanensis"
* ARKive - [http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Macaca_thibetana/ images and movies of the Tibetan macaque "(Macaca thibetana)"]
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