Macaca silenus | Lion-tailed Macaque
Good spot: India
Macaca cyclopis is a monotypic species (no subspecies).
Central mountain range and peripheral lowland forest remnants in Taiwan
IUCN Conservation Status
Besides humans, Formosan Rock Macaque is the only native primate living in Taiwan. Introduced populations have become established at four localities in Japan: Oshima (south of Tokyo), Nojima (south of Nagoya), Wakayama prefecture (south of Osaka, where it has hybridized with Japanese Macaque), and the Shimokita Peninsula (northern Honshu) .
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 Fooden J. and Wu H.Y., 2001. Systematic review of the Taiwanese macaque, Macaca cyclopis Swinhoe, 1863. Fieldiana: Zoology 98: 70pp.
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