Friday, December 17, 2004

New species of monkey found in India

A species of monkey unknown to science has been discovered in Arunachal Pradesh, according to the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society.

Named after Arunachal Pradesh, where it was found, the Arunachal macaque -- a relatively large, brown primate with a comparatively short tail -- is described in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Primatology.

The last species of macaque discovered in the wild, the Indonesian Pagai, was described in 1903.

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