- Common Name: Annamese Langur
- Taxonomy Classification Year: 1909
- Monkey Size: 41 to 79 cm (16 to 31 inches)
- Skin Color(s): Gray
- Habitat: Forests
- Diet: Herbivorous
- Native Countries: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
Annamese Langur Distribution
Annamese Silvered Langur Characteristics
The Annamese langur is another Old-World monkey in the subfamily Colobinae.
- Annamese langurs are covered in thick, gray fur. They have dark faces, and the space around the eyes is pale and forms a ring, often in the flesh.
- The hair of the head forms a hood or cap. The abdomen is a lighter gray than the rest of the torso, as are the legs and the underside of the tail.
- They have black hands and feet. Infant Annamese langurs are very easy to identify as they have a surprisingly glossy golden-orange coat that contrasts starkly with the gray color of the adults.
- After a few months, this orange coat begins to turn grayish until the juveniles are the same coloring as the adults.
Annamese Silvered Langur Facts
- A distinctive feature of all langurs of the Trachypithecus group is the orange pelage of their young.
- Trachypithecus margarita is a monotypic species as it has no subspecies.
- Previously, it was considered a subspecies of Trachypithecus germaini until it was elevated to a species of its own by Roos and Groves.
- Its fur is lighter than the Indochinese silvery langur (Trachypithecus germaini).
- The diet of these langurs is similar to that of other Trachypithecus species, characterized by a large consumption of leaves and supplemented with fruits.
Suggested Reading: Old World Monkey Species
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