Douc langur and snub-nosed monkeys

Douc langur and snub-nosed monkeys

Order : Primates
Family : Cercopithecidae
Subfamily : Colobinae
Genus : Pygathrix


Animals in the genus Pygathrix

Douc langur
Facts about the genus Pygathrix, the douc langur and snub-nosed monkeys

[The phylogeny and systematics of the genus Pygathrix is still controversial.

Douc Langur Skull - The Douc Langur is native to the rainforests of Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia in Southeast Asia.

The beautiful red-shanked douc langur is only found in north and central Vietnam and Laos. (Full text)

The Douc Langur is shy and likes to lounge in the trees after eating.

The standard description of the red shanked douc langur is as follows.

In the unlikely event that your local zoo will get snub-nosed or douc colobines, The Natural History of the Doucs and Snub-nosed Monkeys is the book for your zoo library. (Full text)

Translocation of Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkeys is undesirable given the limited knowledge of the primate’s ecology.

The main predator of the red-shanked douc langur are humans. (Full text)

The hind limbs of the black-shanked douc langur are entirely black and the forelimbs (except the fingers) and the body are gray (agouti hairs), the chest being a lighter gray than the rest of the body.

*** "In our judgment, the conservation problems of the snub-nosed [monkeys] are growing at a faster rate than are the conservation solutions currently being implemented. (Full text)

Like geladas, the doucs and snub-nosed monkeys are remnants of a once more dominant adaptive radiation, and no understanding of the natural history of the Old World monkeys is complete without an appreciation of the significance of this now highly endangered group.

back to topHabitat Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys are found at a higher altitude than any other primate, with the exception of man (5). (Full text)

Blue-faced, snub-nosed with golden fur, golden snub-nosed monkeys are one of the representative wild animals in China. (Full text)

The bones, hands and feet of Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys are made into traditional medicines.

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