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proboscis monkey


proboscis monkey
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Copyright: Adrian Jacob Lok (adrik) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 32] (246)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-02-26
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D300 with MB_D10, AF Nikkor 80-200mm / f2.8 ED
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-22 1:40
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The Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus) is also known as the Monyet Belanda in Malay, the Bekantan in Indonesian or simply the Long-nosed Monkey. It is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey that is endemic to the south-east Asian island of Borneo. It belongs in the monotypic genus Nasalis, although the Pig-tailed Langur has traditionally also been included in this genus - a treatment still preferred by some.[3]
While the official Indonesian name for this monkey is Bekantan, an Indonesian nickname is 'monyet belanda', meaning 'Dutch monkey' or 'Orang Belanda', the Indonesian word for 'Dutchman', as Indonesians noticed the Dutch colonisers often also had a large belly and nose.

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