English : Southern pig-tailed macaque
French : Macaque à queue de cochon du sud
Class : Mammalia
Order : Primata
Family : Cercopithecidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species grows to 73 cm in length for a weight of 13 kg, males much bigger than females. Large head with baboon-like face. Black crown, hairs around face cream. Limbs and belly clear, flanks and back blackish-brown. Short tail.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in south-east Asia from extreme south Thailand to Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and some of their satellite islands. Lives in lowland and hilly dipterocarp forests, near agricultural areas, to 1900 m.
IUCN RED LIST : ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix II
Status : The species is increasingly threatened by deforestation and illegal hunting. Most of its populations are now small and fragmented.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known