Consider the following statements about "White-Cheeked Macaque", a newly discovered species of primate, which was recently in news:

  1. The species is endemic to the Western Ghats of South India.
  2. The species is characterized by robust body with a relatively short tail

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] Only 2

First statement is incorrect because the white-cheeked macaque is a species of macaque found only in Medog Country in south-eastern Tibet. The white-cheeked macaque was discovered and described in 2015, making it one of the most recently discovered mammals, and, as of March 2016, the most recently discovered primate. White Cheeked Macaque was recently spotted in Arunachal Pradesh, India. The newly-discovered species is robust, heavy-bodied with a short tail.

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