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Crested Macaque

Danish, L, Kerhoas, D, Bertrand, D, Febriyanti, DY and Engelhardt, A Crested Macaque. Primates in Peril. (Accepted)

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Crested macaques are one of the seven macaque species endemic to the island of Sulawesi, Indonesia (Fooden 1969). Sulawesi is a biodiversity hotspot within the Wallacea eco-region characterized by a unique blend of Asian and Australian flora and fauna (Whitten et al. 1987) and by an extremely high degree of endemism, specifically among mammals (Musser 1987). The seven extant macaque species are of specific importance as they are living fossils of primate adaptive radiation and speciation (Riley 2010). All species are threatened by extinction, but only the crested macaques have been classified as “Critically Endangered” by the IUCN (IUCN Red List 2017) following an assessment in 2008 (Supriatna and Andayani 2008). Their population has decreased by more than 75-90% in the last 30 years, mainly due to poaching and illegal logging (Melfi 2010; Palacios et al. 2012).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Natural Sciences & Psychology (closed 31 Aug 19)
Publisher: Conservation International
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Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2018 09:02
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2021 02:38
Editors: Schwitzer, C, Mittermeier, RA, Rylands, AB, Chiozza, F, Williamson, EA, Macfie, EJ, Wallis, J and Cotton, A
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8815

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