Macaca sinica ssp. opisthomelas


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Macaca sinica ssp. opisthomelas
Species Authority: Osman Hill, 1942
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Highland Toque Macaque

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2c+3c; B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Dittus, W., Watson, A. & Molur, S.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
This subspecies has a restricted extent of occurrence of about 400 km2, and an area of occupancy of around 100 km2; furthermore, it is recorded from only two locations, and there is continuing decline observed in the area and quality of habitat. The population is inferred to have declined by more than 50% in the last 40 years (3 generations) due to habitat loss at an equal or slightly higher rate. The decline is expected to continue into the future as habitat is suspected to be lost at the same rate.
2000 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Dittus, W., Watson, A. & Molur, S. 2008. Macaca sinica ssp. opisthomelas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 February 2015.
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