Germain's Langur

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Trachypithecus Trachypithecus germaini
IUCN Status: Endangered
  • Common Name: Germain’s Langur
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1876
  • Monkey Size: 49 to 57 cm (19.29 to 22.44 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Black
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam

Germain’s Langur Distribution

Germain’s Langur Characteristics

Germain’s langur[1] is a lutung species endemic to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Burma.

  • The species has several common names, including Germain’s silver langur, Indochinese Lutung, Indochinese Silvered Langur, and Indochinese leaf monkey.
  • Germain’s langur has black coloring on the hands, feet, and torso, fading to a lighter gray on the underside.
  • They have long gray tails and white hair on their round faces.
  • Germain’s Langur infants have bright orange fur.

Germain’s Langur Facts

  • Germain’s langur is a terrestrial tree-dwelling species occasionally found in lowlands. They prefer evergreen and semi-evergreen, riparian, gallery, and deciduous forests.
  • Their herbivorous diet dictates a dormant period during which they can go through the process of rumination.
  • Trachypithecus germaini, as well as other Asian colobines, are non-social primates. They have less affinity for social behavior than eating and resting, which make up most of their day.
  • This species is sometimes found in groups of 10-50 individuals in close social proximity.
  • Predominant threats to these langurs include hunting, the exotic pet trade, and habitat loss because of agricultural expansion.

Suggested Reading: All Types of Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“Germain’s Silver Langur | WWF”. Accessed November 24, 2022. Link.


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