Macaque, Indonesia (USNM 154367)

Old World monkeys are primates and are more closely related to humans and apes than any other living nonhuman primate group. The Smithsonian Institution’s Division of Mammals (http://vertebrates.si.edu/mammals/) houses many Old World monkeys in its scientific collections. 

This specimen, USNM 154367 (http://collections.nmnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7255224), is a male southern pig-tailed macaque (Macaca nemestrina) from Indonesia. This individual was collect in 1909 by William Abbott near Pamuklany Bay on the island of Borneo. This specimen weighed 24 lbs and measured 830 mm in total length. The tail measured 240 mm long, a head to body length of 590 mm and the hind tarsus length of 195 mm.

This is a CT scan of the mandible of USNM 154367. These three-dimensional scans are made publicly available through the generous support of the Smithsonian 2.0 Fund, provided from the annual gifts of the Smithsonian National Board to the Secretary to use at his discretion (http://smithsonian20.si.edu/fund.html), and the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.

The main goal of this joint initiative between the Human Origins Program and the Division of Mammals is to make the NMNH's scientific collections of our closest living nonhuman primate relatives available in 3D for education and research.