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Macaca

(mă-kah'kă),
A large genus of Old World monkeys (family Cercopithecidae) that includes the macaque and rhesus monkeys, and the Barbary apes. Macaca mulatta, the rhesus monkey, is used as a research animal.
[Pg. macaco, monkey]

macaque

(mə-kăk′, -käk′)
n.
Any of a diverse group of monkeys of the genus Macaca of Asia, Gibraltar, and northern Africa, and including the Barbary ape and the rhesus monkey.

macaque

members of the genus Macaca, of the family Cercopithecoidae, the Old World monkeys. There are a large number of species including the rhesus and bonnet monkeys and the Barbary ape. They are thick-set monkeys, which are able to withstand the cold and often live above the snowline. Includes rhesus monkey (M. mulatta), Celebes macaque (Cynopethicus niger), pig-tailed macaque (M. nemestrina), Barbary ape (M. inua), M. arctoides, M. fascicularis, M. nigra, M. silensus.
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Compared with humans, the rhesus macaque monkey possesses a more flat, smaller (approximately 2 cm x 1.
The three macaque monkeys were fluffy and endearing .
Despite all the attention on his STOP staring, it's driving me bananas all eyes are on this rhesus macaque monkey after he unpacks his lunch box.
Washington, Sept 30 (ANI): A new study has shown that a rhesus macaque monkey can recognize itself in the mirror and perform actions that scientists would expect from animals that have self-awareness.
Government health experts launched a nationwide inquiry three weeks ago following the case of a young girl who died in the United States after contracting the virus when a macaque monkey spat at her.
But the 85-strong rhesus macaque monkey colony munched the lot.
And a black macaque monkey seemed to know exactly what it was doing after borrowing a photographer's camera and smiling for a superb self-portrait in North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
A quizzical macaque monkey leers at the cameraman in Indonesia; This 70-ton southern right whale dwarfs a diver off the Auckland Islands; Cameraman Steve Winter waited 10 months to get this shot of a reclusive snow leopard in the Indian mountains; A treefrog grips a cat-eyed treesnake as they lock jaws in an epic fight to the death in Belize, Central America; A snowstorm is a perfect backdrop as white-tailed eagles fight over food in Poland
This 70-ton southern right whale dwarfs a diver off the Auckland Islands; A treefrog grips a cateyed treesnake as they lock jaws in an epic fight to the death in Belize, Central America; A snowstorm is a perfect backdrop as white-tailed eagles fight over food in Poland; Cameraman Steve Winter waited 10 months to get this shot of a reclusive snow leopard in the Indian mountains; A quizzical macaque monkey leers at the cameraman in Indonesia
Steiper of Hunter College of the City University of New York and his colleagues first consulted the latest fossil evidence to estimate that the human evolutionary family separated from chimps' ancestors between 6 million and 7 million years ago, while the macaque monkey lineage diverged from its baboon ancestors between 5 million and 7 million years ago.
Fresh Water was, he said, "rich with surprise" - a phrase that didn't really do justice to images such a macaque monkey swimming underwater, bombing along with a dolphin.
The macaque monkey is a preferred animal model for the study of HIV disease in humans.