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The Arunachal Macaque (Macaca munzala) is a macaque native to Arunachal Pradesh in north-eastern India. Known to the locals as Munzala ("monkey of the deep forest"), it was unknown to scientists until 2004. It is the first species of macaque to have been discovered in 101 years. The last new species of primates was discovered 49 years ago.
The Arunchal Macaque is compactly built and has a very dark face. It lives at high altitudes, between 2000 m and 3500 m.
The Arunchal Macaque is apparently most closely related to the Assam Macaque (M. assamensis) and to the Tibetan Macaque (M. thibetana).
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