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Phayre's leaf monkey

Binomial name: Trachypithecus phayrei, Edward Blyth, 1847

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.

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.

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Site notes

According some authorities Trachypithecus phayrei crepusculus is a new species as Trachypithecus crepusculus, based on molecular data. Subspecies concerned found in Phu Khieo and possibly in Huai Kha Khaeng. IUCN states that further molecular research needed to confirm.

Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Mammalia
Order
Primates
Family
Cercopithecidae
Genus
Trachypithecus
Species
Trachypithecus phayrei

Common names

  • English:
    • Phayre's langur
    • Phayre’s leaf-monkey
    • Phayre's leaf monkey
  • French: Semnopithèque de Phayre

Subspecies

  • Trachypithecus phayrei crepusculus

  • Trachypithecus phayrei phayrei

  • Trachypithecus phayrei shanicus

Conservation status

Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Endangered (IUCN3.1)

Range map of Trachypithecus phayrei in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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