Black-shanked douc

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Black-shanked douc[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Pygathrix
Species: P. nigripes
Binomial name
Pygathrix nigripes
Milne-Edwards, 1871
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Black-shanked douc range

The black-shanked douc (Pygathrix nigripes) is an endangered species of douc found in forests of Vietnam and eastern Cambodia. This species is unique among the doucs in having a largely greyish-blue face.[3] A recent report by the Wildlife Conservation Society estimated that approximately 42,000 black-shanked doucs were present in Cambodia's Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area and recently was also recorded in Lumphat Wildlife Sanctuary by BirdLife International Cambodia Programme. Prior to the recent discovery in the Seima Biodiversity Conservation Area, the largest known populations were believed to be in adjacent Vietnam, where the black-shanked douc population hovers at 600. The total population of the species remains unknown.[4] They are primarily arboreal and their diet consists on leaves, of which they obtain most of their water.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 173. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ Rawson, B.; Lippold, L.; Timmins, R.; Ngoc Thanh, V. & Manh Ha, N. (2008). "Pygathrix nigripes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Black-shanked douc (Pygathrix nigripes). ARKive. Accessed 2008-07-21
  4. ^ Unexpected Large Monkey Population Discovered Newswise, Retrieved on August 28, 2008.