Maroon leaf monkey

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Maroon leaf monkey[1]
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Presbytis rubicunda at the Singapore Zoo
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Presbytis
Species: P. rubicunda
Binomial name
Presbytis rubicunda
(Müller, 1838)
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Maroon leaf monkey range

The maroon langur, maroon leaf monkey, or red leaf monkey (Presbytis rubicunda) is a species of primate in the Cercopithecidae family. It is found on the southeast Asian island of Borneo and the nearby smaller Karimata. P. rubicunda mostly live in forests at altitudes below 2,000 m. They feed on leaves (36%), seeds (30%) and fruits (34%) and may explore more than 100 plant species during one year.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 172. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Nijman, V. & Meijaard, E. (2008). Presbytis rubicunda. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2008-12-12.