lion-tailed macaque


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lion-tailed macaque

 (lī′ən-tāld′)
n.
A monkey (Macaca silenus) of south-central Asia, having a glossy black coat and a ruff of gray hair around the face. Also called wanderoo.

[So called because its tail is tufted at the end like a lion's. ]
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Several species have been removed from the list -- now in its seventh edition -- because of improved status, among them India's Lion-Tailed Macaque (Macaca silenus) and Madagascar's Greater Bamboo Lemur (Prolemur simus), which appeared on the first six lists, but has now been taken off thanks to the great increase of interest generated by its appearance as a top 25 species.
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