Macaca assamensis assamensis
English : Assamese macaque
French : Macaque de l’Assam
Class : Mammalia
Order : Primata
Family : Cercopithecidae
Notes : 1 other subspecies known.
The species grows to 73 cm for a weight of 16.5 kg, Males are twice heavier than females, tail is relatively short. Facial skin dark pink to red, dark hairs around eyes, white hairs on cheeks. Rest of pelage dark golden brown, white breast.
Range and habitat
This subspecies occurs from south-west China and north-east India to south-central China and north half of Vietnam. Species also found in north India and Nepal. Lives in montane broadleaf evergreen and mixed forests, up to 2800 m.
IUCN RED LIST : NEAR THREATENED
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species remains common in parts of its range but has declined in others because of habitat loss (logging, dam construction).
Ex-Situ Programs : None known