crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis)
Artist Jacques Christophe Werner (1798–1856)
Creator:C. de Lasteyrie
Notes This object is part of the collection Iconographia Zoologica
Source/Photographer Geoffroy-Saint-Hilaire & Cuvier, Histoire naturelle des mammifères
The crab-eating macaque (Macaca fascicularis), also known as the long-tailed macaque, is a cercopithecine primate native to Southeast Asia. It is referred to as the cynomolgus monkey in laboratories. The native range of this species includes most of mainland Southeast Asia, from extreme southeastern Bangladesh south through Malaysia, and the Maritime Southeast Asia islands of Sumatra, Java, and Borneo, offshore islands, the islands of the Philippines, and the Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal.