Northern pig-tailed macaque

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Northern pig-tailed macaque[1]
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Female northern pig-tailed macaque with baby in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Macaca
Species: M. leonina
Binomial name
Macaca leonina
(Blyth, 1863)
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Northern pig-tailed macaque range

The northern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Traditionally, it has been considered a subspecies of southern pig-tailed macaque. In India, it is found in south of the Brahmaputra River, in the northeastern part of the country.[3] Its range in India extends from Assam and Meghalaya to eastern Aruanchal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.[4] A detailed report on the ecology and behaviour of northern pig-tailed macaque has been published recently.[5]



  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Boonratana, R.; Das, J.; Yongcheng, L.; Htun, S. & Timmins, R. J. (2008). "Macaca leonina". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Choudhury, A.U. (1988) Priority ratings for conservation of Indian primates. Oryx 22: 89-94.
  4. ^ Choudhury, A.U. (2003) The pig-tailed macaque Macaca nemestrina in India - status and conservation. Primate Conservation 19:91-94.
  5. ^ Choudhury, A.U. (2008) Ecology and behaviour of the pigtailed macaque Macaca nemestrina leonina in some forests of Assam in North-East India. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 105 (3): 279- 291.

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