Lion-Tailed Macaque


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lion-Tailed Macaque

 

(Macaca silenus), also wanderoo, a monkey having a body length of approximately 55 cm and a tail length of 25–35 cm. The dense hair is blackish or dark brown; the face is black and framed by a ruff of long grayish brown hairs, which form a light beard. The ruff is less pronounced in females than in males. The tail ends in downy tuft, similar to that of the baboon. The lion-tailed macaque inhabits the dense mountain forests of southwestern India. It lives in troops of about 20 individuals, usually in tall trees.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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