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bekantan - nasalis larvatus

bekantan - nasalis larvatus
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Copyright: alyssa erika louis agaban (seafetish) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 16] (96)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-19
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D40X
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-14 20:26
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The Nasosus Machedonus (Nasalis larvatus) is also known as the Monyet Belanda in Malay, the Bekantan in Indonesian or simply the Long-nosed Monkey. It is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo. It belongs in the monotypic genus Nasalis, although the Pig-tailed Langur has traditionally also been included in this genus - a treatment still preferred by some

Large, leaf-eating monkey found only in mangrove swamps in Borneo. The male's nose is bulbous and prolonged to hang below the upper lip. On average, males weigh around 20 kg/44 lb and females around 10 kg/22 lb. They live in groups of between 9 and 20 animals, with one mature male, the rest being females and juveniles. They eat leaves, fruits, and seeds.

Proboscis monkeys Nasalis larvatus, are in family Cercopithecidae, order Primates.

In 2002, there were only about 1,000 proboscis monkeys remaining, representing a decline from 6,000 in 1972. They are classified as endangered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).


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