Northern pig-tailed macaque
Binomial name: Macaca leonina, Edward Blyth, 1863
The northern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca leonina) is a species of macaque in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Traditionally, M. leonina was considered a subspecies of the southern pig-tailed macaque (M. nemestrina), but is now classified as individual species.
In India, it is found in south of the Brahmaputra River, in the northeastern part of the country. Its range in India extends from Assam and Meghalaya to eastern Aruanchal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. A detailed report on the ecology and behaviour of northern pig-tailed macaque has been published in 2008. Like its southern cousin it is used for harvesting coconuts in Thailand.
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- Macaca leonina
- Northern pig-tailed macaque
- Northern pigtail macaque
- Macaca blythii, Reginald Innes Pocock (1931)
- Macaca indochinensis, Cecil Boden Kloss (1919)
- Macaca insulana, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr (1906)
- Macaca adusta, Gerrit Smith Miller, Jr (1906)
- Macaca coininus, Cecil Boden Kloss (1903)
- Macaca andamanensis, Edward Bartlett (1869)