Cross Marked Langur

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Presbytis Presbytis chrysomelas
IUCN Status: Critically-Endangered
  • Common Name: Cross-marked Langur
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1838
  • Monkey Size: 43.2 to 61.0 cm (17.0 to 24.0 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Gray-black or brown
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei

Cross-marked Langur Distribution

Sarawak Surili Characteristics

The Sarawak surili[1], also known as Cross-marked Langur, is a monkey species in the Cercopithecidae family.

  • It is native to the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Like all genus Presbytis, Sarawak surili has a short muzzle and poorly developed eyebrows.
  • They have long front and relatively long hind legs, consistent with their preferred mode of locomotion, brachiation, and jumping.
  • The Sarawak surili exhibits sexual dimorphism in coat color as the female has a brown coat with an underside lighter than the back.
  • The male has a dark gray coat with a white underside.

Sarawak Surili Facts

  • The Sarawak surili was once considered widespread but has declined significantly due to habitat and loss persecution.
  • It is considered one of the rarest primates in the world. It has been listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.
  • These primates live in troops of a single male with 5-17 females.
  • The Sarawak Surili engages in 3 or 4 foraging and feeding fights throughout the day.
  • They travel among the upper treetops, retreating at night to high ridges and trees to roost.

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Key References
  • [1]“Sarawak Surili – Asian Species Action Partnership”. Accessed November 23, 2022. Link.


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