Formosan Rock Macaque

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Formosan Rock Macaque

Distinguishing Characteristics

Formosan rock macaques have a dark brown coat and "moderately long tail." They are endemic to Taiwan.

Physical Characteristics

Head and body length
- Male: 400-500mm (15.7-19.7in)
- Female: 450-550mm (17.7-21.7in)
- Male: 4.9kg (10.9lb)
- Female: 6kg (13.2lb)



Mixed coniferous-hardwood temperate forest, as well as bamboo and grassland at 100-3600m (328-11,812ft)..


Fruit, leaves, animal prey, buds, young shoots. These macaques reportedly raid crops.


Diurnal, arboreal, and terrestrtial. Formosan rock macaques rest in forest and forage in grassland. High-ranking matrilines have more reproductive success. Habitat destruction rather than hunting is the greatest risk to the population.