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Monday, December 31, 2012

Primates

Order Primates


This order contains lemurs, lorises, tarsiers, monkeys, apes. There are 3 species in Singapore - Slow Loris, Long-tailed Macaque and Banded Leaf Monkey.

Slow Loris (Nycticebus coucang)

It is nocturnal and rarely encountered.

Long-tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis)

One of the most common mammals in Singapore. It is also called the Crab-eating Macaque.


Left: Female at Lower Peirce ©Melvin Dionio. Right: Male at East Coast ©Sylvia Chua

Banded Leaf Monkey (Presbytis femoralis)

The only other monkey that can still be found in Singapore. There are about 40 of them in the Central Catchment.


Malaysia ©Eddy Lee

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