Macaca fascicularis fascicularis | Long-tailed Macaque

 

Good spot: Many

Primatology

 

Taxonomy & Occurrence

Long-tailed Macaque (M. f. fascicularis) -- Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

 

Most of these 10 subspecies are isolated island populations.

 

IUCN Conservation Status

Least Concern

 

 

 

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Johor, Malaysia

Seeing this Species

 
Long-tailed Macaques are among the easiest monkeys to see in the world due to their relatively larger distribution and higher numbers. They can be seen across Southeast Asia.

 

Cambodia

Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom

 

Overlapping species:

 

Malaysia

Fraser's Hill, Pahang

Please see the page on Pale-thighed Langur for more information on this site.

 

Overlapping species: Greater Slow Loris, Southern Pig-tailed Macaque, Dusky Leaf Monkey, Pale-thighed Langur, Siamang, White-handed Gibbon

 

Batu Caves, Selangor

 

Overlapping species:

 

Singapore

Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Please see the page on Banded Langur for more information on this site.

 

Overlapping species: Greater Slow Loris, Banded Langur

 

Thailand

Lopburi

Here they've literally taken over the city. Legend has it that, protected by living in the temple, they cannot be controlled. The town feels barred against them. Street food stalls, ubiquitous in Southeast Asia, are absent here. Another local story, at least apocryphal, tells of a peanut vendor from out of town. Noticing no other stalls, she immediately opened one in Lopburi. A macaque came over for a peanut and she threw a stone out at it. Soon, a whole troop of macaques returned and attacked here. Locals also say that the macaques will, for fun, board the train and ride North, towards Chiang Mai and the rainforests, but they'll never board the train to ride South towards Bangkok.

 

Overlapping species: 

 

Vietnam

Kien Luong Karst Area

Please see the page on Indochinese Silvered Langur for more information on this site.

 

Overlapping species: Indochinese Silvered Langur

 

 

Local contacts:

© Adam Hermans

Angor Wat, Cambodia

© Adam Hermans

Lopburi, Thailand

References

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Page Last Updated: 11 February 2019

 

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