Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

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Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

Postby Miguelito » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:06 pm

Stumbled upon this article about Douc langurs apes, which are uniquely found in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Quite remarkable looking little guys.

Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

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I found one previous mention of them on 440, in a 2008 post about Endangered Monkey Species Thriving in Cambodia
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Re: Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

Postby Jep » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:16 pm

Miguelito wrote:Stumbled upon this article about Douc langurs apes, which are uniquely found in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Quite remarkable looking little guys.

Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

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I found one previous mention of them on 440, in a 2008 post about Endangered Monkey Species Thriving in Cambodia

That is a ' gibbons arms' species, previous posted here but still unidentified.
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Re: Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

Postby Hanno » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:24 pm

Not only have I heard of them, I have seen them in the flesh many times (though never in Cambodia).
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Re: Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

Postby Miguelito » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:27 pm

Jep wrote:[
That is a ' gibbons arms' species, previous posted here but still unidentified.


Different than a gibbons. According to the article, they are "an “old world” monkey found only east of the Mekong River in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, douc langurs are one of the most strangely beautiful primates in the world. They come in three “shank colors”: Red (Pygathrix nemaeus), Black (Pygathrix nigripes), and Gray (Pygathrix cinerea), and they are all listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as endangered or critically endangered."

The Gibbon family (Hylobatidae) is divided into four genera based on their diploid chromosome number: Hylobates, Hoolock, Nomascus, and Symphalangus -- Doucs are family Cercopithecidae, Subfamily Colobinae, and Genus Pygathrix.
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Re: Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

Postby Jep » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:35 pm

Yeah :thumbsup: sure Haha, I m sorry, my post was an attempt at a pun. I know jack shit about monkeys;
I wanna know who "gibbons arms' was :lol:
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Re: Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

Postby vladimir » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:01 pm

Soon to disappear entirely, as are many SE Asian wildlife species

Birds, I think, are the most criticality-endangered group after mammals, Hanno?
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Re: Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

Postby Hanno » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:32 pm

vladimir wrote:Soon to disappear entirely, as are many SE Asian wildlife species

Birds, I think, are the most criticality-endangered group after mammals, Hanno?


Absolutely. Widespread habitat loss, excessive hunting and trapping. Cambodia is a remaining refuge for birds that have disappeared elsewhere in the region, but the rapid development does not bode well.
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Re: Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

Postby Playboy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:18 pm

I thought that most of Cambodia's 'Prettiest Primates' were to be found on St136 ??
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Re: Southeast Asia's Douc Langurs: The Prettiest Primates You've Never Heard Of

Postby Lucky Lucan » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:56 pm

Playboy wrote:I thought that most of Cambodia's 'Prettiest Primates' were to be found on St136 ??
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Yes, especially around 3 PM when they turn up in their pajamas and munch on sour fruit and hot dogs for a while before getting done up for the beer-goggled foreigner imbeciles who will be wandering around later. So pretty.
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