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Macaca fascicularis fascicularis | Long-tailed Macaque


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Macaca fascicularis fascicularis



Taxonomy & Occurrence

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


Most of these 9 subspecies are isolated island populations.


IUCN Conservation Status





© Andie Ang

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.



Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom


Overlapping species:



Fraser's Hill, Pahang

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


Overlapping species: Greater Slow Loris, Southern Pig-tailed Macaque, Reid's Dusky Langur, Malayan Pale-thighed Langur, Siamang, Malaysian White-handed Gibbon


Batu Caves, Selangor


Overlapping species:



Central Catchment Nature Reserve

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


Overlapping species: Greater Slow Loris, Raffles' Banded Langur




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.


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Kien Luong Karst Area

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


Overlapping species: Indochinese Silvered Langur



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© Adam Hermans

Angor Wat, Cambodia

© Adam Hermans

Lopburi, Thailand





Page Last Updated: 6 June 2021


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