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Rhesus macaque

Macaca mulatta

Description:

The rhesus macaque is brown or grey in color and has a pink face, which is bereft of fur. Its tail is of medium length and averages between 20.7 and 22.9 cm (8.1 and 9.0 in). Adult males measure approximately 53 cm (21 in) on average and weigh about 7.7 kg (17 lb). Females are smaller, averaging 47 cm (19 in) in length and 5.3 kg (12 lb) in weight. Rhesus macaques have on average 50 vertebrae. Their intermembral index (ratio of arm length to leg length) is 89%. They have dorsal scapulae and a wide rib cage. The rhesus macaque has 32 teeth with a dental formula of 2.1.2.3/2.1.2.3 and bilophodont molars. The upper molars have four cusps: paracone, metacone, protocone and hypocone. The lower molars also have four cusps: metaconid, protoconid, hypoconid and entoconid.

Notes:

I was speechless watching hundreds of Rhesus macaque as they live freely in the temple complex of Ramgopalji temple, colloquially known as Monkey temple (Galwar Bagh) at Jaipur, India.


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Nilda M. Mena
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Nilda M. Mena

Rajasthan, India

Lat: 26.89, Long: 76.05

Spotted on Jun 1, 2013
Submitted on Oct 1, 2013

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