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monthly review of april

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group of scientists discovered a new species of a Macaque in Arunachal Pradesh

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Aside from humans (genus Homo), the macaques are the most widespread primate genus, ranging from Japan to the Indian subcontinent.

􀁸 Macaques, which are distant cousins of langurs and gibbons. Click here to know extensively about Macaque.

The White-Cheeked Macaque. —Photo Ranjan Kumar Das


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  1. Mouse lemurs are small, nocturnal (active at night) primates, which are found only in Madagascar — and they all look very similar with their brown fur and large eyes.
  2. 1According to the “Red List” of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) more than 100 known species of lemurs are threatened by extinction and represent the world’s most endangered group of mammals, researchers have said.