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Pagai Island Macaque Macaca pagensis
2014-04-14 12:26:36

The Pagai Island Macaque (Macaca pagensis), known also as the Pagai Macaque or Bokkoi, is an Old World monkey that is native to the Mentawai Islands off of the west coast of Sumatra. It is classified as Critically Endangered under the IUCN Red List because of its ever-shrinking habitat. It previously included the overall darker M. siberu as a subspecies, but this agreement is polyphyletic,...

Southern Pig Tailed Macaque Macaca nemestrina
2014-04-14 12:22:54

The Southern Pig-Tailed Macaque (Macaca nemestrina) is an Old World monkey of medium size. The species handle, nemestrina, is an adjective that is modified to agree in gender with the feminine generic name. It previously included the Northern Pig-Tailed, Pagai Island, and Siberut macaques as its subspecies. It can reach a weight of 5 to 15 kilograms in the large males. These monkeys are a...

Flat-headed Cat Prionailurus planiceps
2013-05-01 15:13:33

The flat-headed cat (Prionailurus planiceps) is a species of wildcat that can be found in a fragmented range that includes Borneo, Sumatra, and the Thai-Malay Peninsula. It prefers a habitat within primary and secondary rainforests. It is often found in areas with abundant freshwater near lowland or coastal areas. Vigors and Horsfield, who classified it in the Felis genus, first described this...

Hoses Palm Civet Diplogale hosei
2012-11-01 07:23:14

Hose’s palm civet (Diplogale hosei) is a mammal that can be found in northern Borneo. Within its small range, it is thought to prefer a habitat in montane forests or damp areas, and recent studies have shown that it prefers altitudes between 1,476 to 2,000 feet. Individuals have been spotted in lowland forests, and at altitudes of up to 2,400 feet, so its preferred habitat is debatable....

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