Phayre's leaf monkey

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Phayre's leaf monkey[1]
Phayre's Langur, Trachypithecus phayrei in Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary (21134240148).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Trachypithecus
Species: T. phayrei
Binomial name
Trachypithecus phayrei
(Blyth, 1847)
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Phayre's leaf monkey range

The Phayre's leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei), also known as Phayre's langur, is a species of lutung found in Southeast Asia. The species epithet commemorates Arthur Purves Phayre.

Its range includes Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.[2]

It is mostly arboreal and feeds on leaves of a large number of tree species. A study in Tripura, India found the principal food tree species to be Albizzia procera, Melocanna bambusoides, Callicarpa arborea, Dillenia pentagyna, Litsea sp., Albizzia lebbek, Mikania scandens, Gmelina arborea, Artocarpus chaplasha, Syzygium fruticosum, Ficus fistulosa, Ficus racemosa, Ficus hispida, Ficus indica. Macaranga denticulata and Albizzia stipulata.[3]

The three accepted subspecies of this lutung are:[1]

  • T. p. crepusculus
  • T. p. phayrei
  • T. p. shanicus

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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. 178. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Bleisch, B.; Brockelman, W.; Timmins, R. J.; Nadler, T.; Thun, S.; Das, J. & Yongcheng, L. (2008). "Trachypithecus phayrei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Gupta, A. K. (2005). "Dietary differences between two groups of Phayre's Langur Trachypithecus phayrei in Tripura, India: Responses to food abundance and human disturbance". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 102 (1): 3–9. 

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