Taxon profile


Rhesus Macaque
Macaca mulatta (Zimmermann, 1780)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Mammalia - mammals »  order Primates - primates »  family Cercopithecidae - old world monkeys »  genus Macaca

Scientific synonyms

Macaca brachyurus (Elliot, 1909)
Macaca brevicaudatus (Elliot, 1913)
Macaca erythraea (Shaw, 1800)
Macaca fulvus (Kerr, 1792)
Macaca lasiotus (Gray, 1868)
Macaca littoralis (Elliot, 1909)
Macaca mcmahoni Pocock, 1932
Macaca nipalensis Hodgson, 1840
Macaca oinops Hodgson, 1840
Macaca rhesus (Audebert, 1798)

Other names

= Rhesus Monkey

Least Concern


juvenile animal



Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Trichomonas macacovaginae Hegner & Ratcliffe, 1927

Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [12554]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Macaca mulatta (Zimmermann, 1780)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Wilson D. E., Reeder D. M. (editors) (2005): Mammal Species of the World (MSW). A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed) [] [as Macaca mulatta Zimmermann, 1780]
Data retrieved on: 5 December 2008
DE Zootier-Lexikon [567:rhesus-macaca-mulatta&Itemid=229]

Dollinger P.: Zootier-Lexikon
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2018
CZ Anděra M. (1999): České názvy živočichů II. Savci (Mammalia), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 147 pp. [as Macaca mulatta (Zimmermann, 1780)]

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