Ylenia Vimercati Molano - River crossing in Borneo

Nombre y apellidos: Ylenia Vimercati Molano

País: Italy

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Título de la obra: River crossing in Borneo

Especie o elemento: Proboscis Monkey (Nasalis larvatus)

Categoría: Ilustración científica

Técnicas utilizadas: Digital

Inteligencia artificial: No. No AI

Tamaño: 42 x 29.7 cm, 300 DPI, RGB

Año de creación: 2024

Descripción: Fig. 1A. DISTRIBUTION: Proboscis Monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) are commonly found in mangroves and river estuaries along the coast of Borneo (Greater Sunda Islands).
Fig. 1B. FULL BODY ADULT MALE: An adult male, characterized by its distinctive long nose, is depicted sitting on a branch along the river, feeding on leaves.
Fig. 2A. FALSE GHARIAL: The False Gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii), depicted here in silhouette, is one of the top predators of Proboscis Monkeys.
Fig. 2B. BORNEAN CLOUDED LEOPARD: The Bornean Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardi borneensis) is frequently observed preying on Proboscis Monkeys.
Fig. 2C. JUMPING INTO THE RIVER: Proboscis Monkeys are often seen diving into the water to cross rivers (reference photos courtesy of Ian Wood).
Fig. 3A. CROSSING THE RIVER: Proboscis Monkeys, such as the adult female depicted here with her smaller, upturned nose, must cross rivers swiftly (depicted here is the Kinabatangan River, Sabah) to outpace potential predators.
Fig. 3B. WEBBED: Proboscis Monkeys have evolved partially webbed fingers and toes, aiding in river crossing for foraging activities, as depicted here: the palm of the right foot (left) and the palm of the right hand (right). Color highlights the webbed areas.