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Primate Social Connectomes

Muldisciplinary approach of the primate social behaviours

Rhesus Macaque 1.01:

The rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) is one of the best-known species of Old World monkeys.


Native to South, Central, and Southeast Asia, rhesus macaque have the widest geographic ranges of any nonhuman primate, occupying a great diversity of altitudes and a great variety of habitats, from grasslands to arid and forested areas, but also close to human settlements

The rhesus macaque is brown or grey in color and has a pink face, which is bereft of fur. Its tail is of medium length and averages between 20.7 and 22.9 cm (8.1 and 9.0 in). Adult males measure about 53 cm (21 in) on average and weigh about 7.7 kg (17 lb). Females are smaller, averaging 47 cm (19 in) in length and 5.3 kg (12 lb) in weight.


The Caribbean Primate Research Center is a research, training, and education unit of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR), Medical Sciences Campus funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the UPR.


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The NC3Rs Macaque Website is a free resource for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques


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