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Mammals of Thailand

Species of Thailand

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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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Cercopithecidae
Genus
Macaca
Species
Macaca leonina

Common names

  • English:
    • Northern pig-tailed macaque
    • Northern pigtail macaque

Synonyms

  • 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)

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Vulnerable (IUCN3.1)

Photos

Macaca leonina
Northern pig-tailed macaque - Khao Yai
Macaca leonina
Macaca leonina, Khao Yai National Park

Range Map

Range map of Macaca leonina in Thailand