Crab-eating Macaque

species of mammal

The Crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is a monkey. It is mostly native to Southeast Asia. It is also called the Cynomolgus Monkey, Philippine Monkey and the Long-tailed Macaque.

Crab-eating Macaque
Macaca fascicularis in Lopburi.JPG
Ngarai Sianok, Bukittinggi, West Sumatra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Macaca
Species:
M. fascicularis
Binomial name
Macaca fascicularis
Raffles, 1821
Crab-eating Macaque area.png
Crab-eating macaque range
Synonyms[2][3][4][5]

In 2018, scientists in China cloned the crab-eating macaque. They named the two baby monkeys Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ong, P. & Richardson, M. (2008). "Macaca fuscicularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2009.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. P H Napier; C P Groves (July 1983). "Simia fascicularis Raffles, 1821 (Mammalia, Primates): request for the suppression under the plenary powers of Simia aygula Linnaeus, 1758, a senior synonym. Z.N.(S.) 2399". Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 40 (2): 117–118. ISSN 0007-5167. Retrieved 19 November 2012. Simia aygula is quite clearly the Crab-eating or Long-tailed Macaque, as Buffon opined as early as 1766.
  3. J. D. D. Smith (2001). "Supplement 1986-2000" (PDF). Official List and Indexes of Names and Works in Zoology. International Trust for Zoological Nomenclature. p. 8. Retrieved 19 November 2012. Suppressed under the plenary power for the purposes of the Principle of Priority, but not for those of the Principle of Homonymy
  4. Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M., eds. (2005). "Macaca fascicularis fascicularis". Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  5. Linnaeus, Carl (1758). Systema naturæ. Regnum animale (10th ed.). Sumptibus Guilielmi Engelmann. p. 27. Retrieved 19 November 2012.
  6. White-house, David (14 January 2000). "Scientists 'clone' monkey". BBC News. Retrieved 24 January 2018.