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pig-tailed macaque

Syllabification: pig-tailed ma·caque
(also pigtail macaque)

Definition of pig-tailed macaque in English:


A forest-dwelling Southeast Asian macaque that has a brown coat with pale underparts, dark markings around the face, and a small piglike tail.
  • Macaca nemestrina, family Cercopithecidae
Example sentences
  • Langurs and orang-utans are rarely seen, while the pigtail macaque is reportedly found in several parts of the park.
  • In recent trials, they tested New World squirrel monkeys and Old World pig-tailed macaques for their olfactory sensitivity to aliphatic alcohols.
  • Other large mammals that have vanished are the leopard, the largest species of deer (the sambar and the barking deer), the pig-tailed macaque, and the wild pig.

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