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Barbary macaque

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Barbary macaque
Young Barbary macaque with its mother
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Macaca
M. sylvanus[1]
Binomial name
Macaca sylvanus[1]
Barbary macaque range

Simia sylvanus Linnaeus, 1758

The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus), also known as Barbary ape or magot, is a macaque species native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco. It is one of the best-known Old World monkey species.[4]


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  1. Groves, C. P. (2005). "Species Macaca sylvanus". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 164. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0. OCLC 62265494.
  2. Wallis, J.; Benrabah, M.E.; Pilot, M.; Majolo, B. & Waters, S. (2020). "Macaca sylvanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T12561A50043570. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  3. Linnaeus, C. (1758). "Simia sylvanus". Systema naturæ per regna tria naturæ, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Vol. I (Decima, reformata ed.). Holmiæ: Laurentii Salvii. p. 25.
  4. Emmanuel, J. (1982). "A Survey Of Population and Habitat of the Barbary Macaque Macaca sylvanus L. In North Morocco". Biological Conservation. 24 (1): 45–66. doi:10.1016/0006-3207(82)90046-5.