Indonesia Monkeys & Apes

    Indonesia Monkeys and Apes

    Indonesia Monkeys: Indonesia, the biggest country in Southeast Asia, is an archipelagic state comprised of more than 17,000 individual islands. Some of the biggest islands of the nation are Sulawesi, Java, Sumatra, and Kalimantan (the Indonesian portion of Borneo).

    Indonesia is home to 12% of all known mammal species[1], many of which are endemic to the country; unfortunately, many are threatened[2] due to habitat loss caused by mass deforestation, industrial production, and other human-caused issues. Examples of these species include the Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus) and the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii).

    Indonesia is also widely known to house various types of monkeys, such as macaques, gibbons, surilis, and langurs. Some of the most famous monkey species endemic to Indonesia are the Celebes crested macaque (Macaca nigra), the Javan surili (Presbytis comata), and Miller’s langur (Presbytis canicrus).

    Indonesia Monkeys and Apes

    Here is the list of all monkey species native to Indonesia.

    Black-Crested Sumatran Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis melalophos
    Native Countries: Indonesia,Borneo
    The black-crested Sumatran langur (Presbytis melalophos), also called the Mitred leaf monkey, is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. The black-crested Sumatran langur, Raffles' banded langur, Sarawak surili, and black-and-white langur were formerly considered subspecies of Presbytis melalophos.

    Crab-Eating Macaque

    Species Name: Macaca fascicularis
    Native Countries: Myanmar,Philippines,Malaysia,Indonesia,Thailand
    The crab-eating macaque also called the long-tailed macaque and known in laboratories as the cynomolgus monkey, is a primate monkey endemic to Southeast Asia. Crab-eating macaque macaques live in multi-male groups comprising around 30 members.

    Crested Black Macaque

    Species Name: Macaca nigra
    Native Countries: Indonesia
    The Crested Black Macaque, also called the Sulawesi Crested Macaque or Celebes Crested Macaque is an Old World monkey native to the Tangkoko Game Reserve in the extreme northeast of the Indonesian island of Celebes (Sulawesi) and neighboring islets.

    East Javan Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus auratus
    Native Countries: Indonesia
    The East Javan langur, also called the Javan lutung, Javan langur, or ebony langur is an Old-World primate in the subfamily Colobinae. As with all langurs, the East Javan langur is a social animal, living in groups of about 7 individuals, with 1 or 2 adult males in the group.

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    Key References
    • [1]“Indonesia’s Rainforests: Biodiversity and Endangered Species – Rainforest Action Network”. Accessed July 28, 2022. Link.
    • [2]“Endangered species threatened by unsustainable palm oil production | Stories | WWF”. Accessed July 28, 2022. Link.


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