Macaca assamensis

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Rarity Data

Endangered

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

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Threats

Agriculture and Farming
Trade
Corrider Loss
Declining population
Habitat loss
Hunting
Developmental activites

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References

Gupta, A. K. 2001 Non-Human Primates of India- ENVIS Bulletin : Wildlife & Protected Areas. 1 (1): 233pp. Publisher: Wildlife Institute of India, Dehra Dun
Mitra, S. 2001 Study on ecology and behaviour of Assamese macaque. Ph. D. Thesis submitted to Kolkata University.
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.

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Measurements

(In mm):Head and Body Length: Male: 476, Female: 440-527, Tail Length: 178-386.

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Notes

Considering the higher degree of threats to the survival of the species, it is recommended that the species should be included in Schedule: I Part: I of Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act.

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Description

Diagnostic Characters

Relatively large in size but looks almost similar like Rhesus monkey. However, Assamese macaque can be distinguished at once from Rhesus macaque by the complete absence of orange-redcolour on its loin and the rump Moreover, it has a full soft coat. The back is yellowish to dark brown. Crown hairs grow backwards without any sign of whorl or cap. The pendulous tail is well haired like that of Rhesus. The face is pale flesh-coloured . Callosities on hinderquarters are pinkish with no bare area around them.

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Submission Date :2012-11-01

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