Preliminary study of the morphological character of Taiwanese macaques (Macaca cyclopis)
Date:2007/09/15 - 2007/09/26
Hybridization between Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) and Taiwanese macaques
(M. cyclopis) in wild has become a serious problem in Japan now.
Data collection of Taiwanese macaques is therefore needed not only for intra-generic comparison of Macaca but also for grasping the characters of the hybrid groups from Wakayama prefecture and Shimokita peninsular.
However, the number of skeletal specimens of Taiwanese macaques is quite limited relative to that of Japanese macaques.
Furthermore, skeletal specimens of Taiwanese macaques in Japan originated from captive groups.