Macaque, Morocco (USNM 476782)

USNM 476782

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 476782 (http://collections.mnh.si.edu/search/mammals/?irn=7355845), is a female Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) from Morocco. This individual was collected in 1970 by M. G. Hearst near Azrou in Meknes Province. This individual weighed 21.6 lbs.

This is a CT scan of the cranium of USNM 476782. 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.