Banded Langur

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Presbytis Presbytis femoralis
Banded Langur
IUCN Status: Critically-Endangered
  • Common Name: Banded Langur
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1838
  • Monkey Size: 43.2 to 61.0 cm (17.0 to 24.0 inches)
  • Skin Color(s): Black
  • Habitat: Forests
  • Diet: Frugivorous
  • Native Countries: Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore

Banded Langur Distribution

Banded Langur Characteristics

Banded Langur

The Banded langur[1], also known as the Raffles’ banded langur or banded leaf monkey, is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family.

  • Slender limbs, perfect for tree life, and a long tail protruding from the slender body of the banded langur.
  • The hair on their head tends to hang loose in a mohawk configuration or triangular tuft.
  • Dark eyes peer through two white circles in search of fruit.
  • Generally, members of the species wear dark fur coats that are visibly lighter on their bellies, ranging from bright white to duller gray stripes.
  • Banded langurs have particularly dark hair, accentuating the white stripes they wear on their inner thighs.

Banded Langur Facts

Presbytis Femoralis

  • Like other Colobin monkeys, whose young typically have lighter-colored fur than adults, Banded langur infants have white or tan fur until it darkens around 6 months.
  • They feed on fruit but are not a significant factor in seed dispersal.
  • Researchers are still working to piece together its unique taxonomy.
  • Their habitat fragmentation means gene flow between groups has slowed or stopped.
  • Banded langurs emit a distinctive alarm call when they sense danger. Researchers have compared this sound to the crackle of a machine gun.

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Key References
  • [1]“Introducing Our Elusive Wild Neighbours”. Accessed August 03, 2022. Link.

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