IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

This recently described species is reported from the high altitudes of western Arunachal Pradesh, northeastern India (Sinha et al. 2005). The type locality is Zemithang (2742 N, 9143 E, at 2,180 m), Tawang District in Arunachal Pradesh (Sinha et al. 2005). It is distributed over much of Tawang District, and in the western part of West Kameng, they may also occur in other parts of Arunachal Pradesh, and in adjoining areas of Bhutan and Tibet (China) (Sinha et al. 2005). The extent of occurrence of this species from the available field data is about 3,700 km2 and area of occupancy is about 2,700 km2 (Kumar et al. in press). Macaques resembling M. munzala have recently been observed in areas adjacent to Mouling National Park in Upper Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh; however, the taxonomic identity of these animals needs confirmation (A. Kumar Chhangani pers. comm.).


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