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2010-03-21 14:38:38
Sorry Poppy, I didn't mean to infer that the photo that I uploaded was better than those that you and Santos uploaded. It is just that I have a particular interest in monkeys and though that this photo displayed the prominent nose, that distinguishes the species, and your photos didn't. On the off chance that somebody might actually want to see this, I wanted to make the photo available. No this is not my personal photo. I obtained it from a touring company in Sandikan that conducts "monkey" tours there. I was in Sandikan a few years back and actually saw some of the proboscis monkeys, however my photographs did not turn out very well. When the monkeys are high above you in the canopy and backlit by the sky, they are quite hard to photograph. I did get some orangutan photos, in Borneo, that were to my thinking pretty good, however. As for the spelling, you are undoubtedly correct. I just looked at the brochure from the French touring company in Sandikan and notice two different spellings; with an "i" on the English version and with an "u" on the French version. There is also a German version, but it is shorter and doesn't supply a scientific name at all. By the way the latter part of the scientific name is the species name; the first part is the genus name.
2010-03-20 21:25:30
"Both Poppy and Santos have recently uploaded photos of proboscis monkeys but neither of their photos really showed the long noses..." Totally unnecessary to mention other posters' names in your captions in this manner; the presumption being that our pictures lacked something, thus making your picture superior. It would have sufficed to limit your caption to: "Male Proboscis Monkey, Sandikan, Malaysia (on the island of Borneo)." The 'it's' in "from which the species got it's name" should be 'its' (it's means: it is), and the latter part of the scientific name is larvatus, not larvatis. Did you take the photo yourself?
2010-03-20 12:53:50
(Sorry my comments were cut off) they should have gone on to say "from which the species got it's name". The scientific name for the Proboscis Monkey is Nasalis larvatis. The female monkeys don't have the extended nose and the photo uploaded by Poppy was undoubtedly of a female individual. These monkeys live in small troops of up to 20 and several of these troops are found in the forest canopy bordering small rivers near Sandikan. Only about 1000 individual remain in the wild.