Macaca arctioides

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UAS, Bengaluru Language: English
Submission Date :2012-11-01

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Threats

Habitat Fragmentation
Trade
Corrider Loss
Habitat loss
Hunting
Declining population

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References

Anonymous.. 1994 The Red Data Book on Indian Animals: Part-I Vertebrata 534pp. Publisher: Zoological survey of India, Kolkata.
Gupta, A. K. 2001 Non- Human primates of India- ENVIS Bulletin : Wildlife & Protected Areas. 1 (1): 233pp. Publisher: Wildlife Institute Of India, Dehra Dun.
Molur Sanjay, Brandon-Jones Douglas, Dittus Wolfgang, Eudey Ardith, Kumar Ajith, Singh Mewa, Feeroz, M. M., Chalise Mukesh, Priya Padma, Walker Sally 2003 Status of South Asian Primates: Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P.) Workshop Report, 2003 viii+432pp. Publisher: Zoo Outreach Organization/CBSG-South Asia, Coimbatore, India.
Molur, S.; Nameer, P. O. and Walker, S. 1998 Report of the Workshop
Roonwal M. L. and Mohnot, S. M. 1977 Primates of South Asia 421pp. Publisher: Harvard University Press, U. K.
Tikader . B. K. 1983 Threatened Animals of India 307pp. Publisher: Director, Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.

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Measurements

(In mm): Head and Body Length: Male 482-700, Female 495-555. Tail Length: Male 41-100, Female 10-61.

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Notes

To ensure better legal protection from various threats to the species, it is strongly recommonended that the species be brought under schedule I part I of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act. Further, in CAMP Workshop conducted in India in 2003 the IUCN conservation status of the species was assessed as Critically Endangered(National) based on IUCN Version 3.1. (CAMP Report, 2003).

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Description

Diagnostic Characters

A large macaque characterised by a very short tail, about 5cm in length and also in having a naked rump around the callosities. The face is blotched red with bald forehead and radiating crown hairs. Thick set limbs. The macaque is dark chestnut above and pale below in colour. The fur is shaggy. The new borns are creamy white.

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