Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta): A Vintage Lithograph of the Widespread Primate

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Rhesus Monkey (Macaca mulatta): A Vintage Lithograph of the Widespread Primate

This product is a high-quality digital reproduction of a vintage lithograph of Rhesus monkey, also known as Macaca mulatta, the most widespread and vocal of the New World monkeys. You can download a low-resolution image for free or purchase a high-resolution image in pixel or vector format. You can also order various products with the image printed on them, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs, and t-shirts.

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Rhesus monkey is a species of Old World monkey that inhabits the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra in Indonesia and Malaysia. It is the largest arboreal mammal in the world, with long arms and reddish-brown hair. The species is divided into three subspecies: the Bornean rhesus monkey ( M. m. pygmaeus ), the Sumatran rhesus monkey ( M. m. abelii ), and the Tapanuli rhesus monkey ( M. m. tapanuliensis ). The latter was identified as a distinct subspecies in 2017, making it the most recently discovered rhesus monkey. ¹ Rhesus monkeys are highly intelligent and share about 97% of their DNA with humans. ² They can use tools, communicate with gestures and sounds, and exhibit cultural variation. ³

Rhesus monkeys feed mainly on fruit, but also eat leaves, bark, insects, and occasionally meat. They are mostly solitary, except for mothers and their dependent offspring. Adult males are distinguished by their large size, long canine teeth, and cheek pads or flanges. They produce loud calls, known as long calls, to attract females and deter rivals. Rhesus monkeys have a slow reproductive rate, as females give birth only once every six to eight years. ⁴

Rhesus monkeys are classified as least concern on the IUCN Red List, as they have a wide geographic range and a large population size. However, they face threats from habitat loss, deforestation, hunting, and the illegal pet trade. They are also used extensively in biomedical research, as they are the first primates to have their genome sequenced and the first to be cloned. ⁵⁶

This product is a digital reproduction of a vintage lithograph of Rhesus monkey, made with the lithography method. Lithography is a planographic printing process that makes use of the immiscibility of oil and water. The printing is from a stone (lithographic limestone) or a metal plate with a smooth surface. It was invented in 1796 by the German author and actor Alois Senefelder and was initially used mostly for musical scores and maps. ⁷ Lithography can produce detailed and subtle artwork with a range of tones.

You can download a low-resolution image of the lithograph for free, which you can use for personal purposes only. If you want a high-quality image, you can purchase a high-resolution image in pixel or vector format, which you can use for commercial purposes. You can also order various products with the image printed on them, such as posters, stickers, notebooks, mugs, and t-shirts. These products are made with durable materials and vivid colors, and they are perfect for decorating your home or office, or for giving as gifts to your friends and family.

If you are interested in the biology and behavior of Rhesus monkey, you can also find more information and related searches on the web. Some of the synonyms and foreign language names for this species are: Macaca mulatta, Mono rhesus, Singe rhésus, Rhesusaffe, Rhesus maymunu, Rhesusapina.

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