Macaca fascicularis
1. Lateral view
2. Ventral view 
3. Anterior View
4. Details & Links
A typical old-world monkey, with an anterior groove in the upper canines, and sloping lower 1st premolars.
Order - Primates 
("first" group)
Suborder - Anthropoidea 
Family - Cercopithecidae 
("tailed apes")

Dental Formula : / = 32

1. Crab-eating Macaque skull, male, lateral view.

The large, sloping lower 1st premolar is just visible behind the canine. (Sorry ! - see baboon for a clearer view.)

2. Ventral view.
2. Anterior view.

Details of Specimens Illustrated

Image 1, 2
Crab-eating macaque Macaca fascicularis
Sex - male
Stage - adult
Source - Died in captivity
Acknowledgement - Courtesy of private collector
Overall length117mm Zygomatic width79.5mm

Scientific Name : Macaca From the Portugese word "macaque" = monkey.
Scientific Name : fascicularis - a small band, as in fascia (latin)

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