- Common Name: Black Sumatran Langur
- Taxonomy Classification Year: 1841
- Monkey Size: 50 to 50 cm (19.68 to 19.68 in)
- Skin Color(s): Brownish-gray, medium-gray
- Habitat: Rainforests
- Diet: Herbivorous
- Native Countries: Indonesia
Black Sumatran Langur Distribution
Black Sumatran Langur Characteristics
The black Sumatran langur is a species of monkey in the Cercopithecidae family that is endemic to Indonesia’s Sumatra Island.
- Presbytis sumatrana has a short snout and poorly developed eyebrow ridges.
- It has long forelimbs and relatively long hindlimbs, consistent with its preferred mode of locomotion, hopping, and brachiation.
- These Asian monkeys have long bicolored tails and have an average weight of 6.0 kilograms.
- Presbytis sumatrana can be distinguished from other species in the same genus by its call, skin-coating, and head bone features, such as narrow interorbitals and long nostrils.
- The black Sumatran langur has a brownish-gray coat that is lighter underneath than on the back.
- The tail has two-color tones, and the head has a distinctive black crest.
Black Sumatran Langur Facts
- Presbytis sumatrana was once considered a subspecies of Sumatran Surili. Still, genetic analysis has shown it to be a distinct species.
- It is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN, mainly due to deforestation and raising animals as pets.
- The distribution of this species is uneven due to habitat loss and the conversion of forests to plantations.
- This langur monkey mainly eats young leaves, but other plants, such as flowers, seeds, and berries, can also be eaten.
- Presbytis sumatrana lives in groups of one male and 5 to 7 females.
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