Booted macaque

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Booted macaque[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Macaca
Species: M. ochreata
Binomial name
Macaca ochreata
(Ogilby, 1841)
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Booted macaque range

The booted macaque (Macaca ochreata) is a macaque of the Sulawesi Island, Indonesia. This Old World monkey is diurnal and spends most of the day in the trees. It is 50–59 cm long plus a tail of 35–40 cm.

The booted macaque feeds on figs, buds, invertebrates and cereals.

Two subspecies are recognized:[1]

Outside of their native Indonesia, booted macaques are found only at the Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in Thurmont, Maryland. A family of booted macaques has resided there since the 1960s, and they are already into their fourth generation in captivity.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 163. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Supriatna, J. (2008). Macaca ochreata. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 January 2009.

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