Species of Thailand
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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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.
- Trachypithecus phayrei
- Phayre's langur
- Phayreâs leaf-monkey
- Phayre's leaf monkey
- French: Semnopithèque de Phayre
Trachypithecus phayrei crepusculus
Trachypithecus phayrei phayrei
Trachypithecus phayrei shanicus
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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