- 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
The Banded langur, 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
- 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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