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.

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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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