Sela Macaque, the new species of primate discovered in Arunachal Pradesh
- Discovered by the Zoological Survey of India scientists, the species is called Sela Macaque, named after the Sela pass.
- Earlier researchers and scientists discovered the existence of the White-Cheeked Macaque (Macaca leucogenys) in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Siang district.
- Arunachal macaque (M. munzala) is an endangered & recently discovered cercopithecine primate from Western Arunachal Pradesh.
- The researchers observed ‘spatially distributed substantial inter-species genetic divergence’.