, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 409–413 | Cite as

FossilMacaca nemestrina (Linnaeus, 1766) from Java, Indonesia

  • Mitsuru Aimi


This is a description of the fossil macaque specimen registered as G. M. B. K 102 at the Geological Museum in Bandung. It is consisted of a left half maxilla and a mandible. The fossils are assigned toMacaca nemestrina (L., 1766) being a large macaque with long mandibular symphysis, big canines and marked lateral flares in molars. They were unearthed from Sangiran, near Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia. The horizon is unknown. It is, however, most likely to be the Kabuh Formation, Middle Pleistocene, based on the colouration and matrix of the specimen. This is the first valid record ofMacaca nemestrina (L., 1766) from Java, where now the species is absent.


Animal Ecology Left Half Geological Museum Mandibular Symphysis Valid Record 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mitsuru Aimi
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  1. 1.Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityAichiJapan

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