Gray Monkeys


    Gray Monkeys

    Gray-colored monkeys are one of the commonly found monkeys in primates. Find all types of gray monkeys with gray fur coating here.

    Gray Monkeys

    Allen’s Swamp Monkey

    Species Name: Allenopithecus nigroviridis
    Skin Color(s): Brown, Gray and green
    Allen's swamp monkeys are small, stocky monkeys with gray to brown fur and long tails. These highly social primates live in the swamp forests of central Africa, where they mostly spend their time in the trees. It was named after Joel Asaph Allen, an American zoologist.
    Andean Night Monkey

    Andean Night Monkey

    Species Name: Aotus miconax
    Skin Color(s): Gray, Orange
    Andean night monkeys are a genus Aotus, commonly known as nocturnal monkeys or the Peruvian night monkey. Species in this genus are the only truly nocturnal monkeys in the world. Andean night monkeys are not sexually dimorphic as males and females look very similar.

    Angolan Talapoin

    Species Name: Miopithecus talapoin
    Skin Color(s): Greenish-Gray, greenish-yellow, and Grayish-white
    Also known as the Southern talapoin, Angolan talapoin is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. Tail color varies from grayish-black to brownish-black above and is yellow or yellowish-gray below. The Angolan talapoin monkeys are among the smallest species of Old-World monkeys.

    Annamese Silvered Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus margarita
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    The Annamese langur is another Old-World monkey in the subfamily Colobinae. Annamese langurs are covered in thick, gray fur. They have dark faces, and the space around the eyes is pale and forms a ring, often in the flesh. Trachypithecus margarita is a monotypic species as it has no subspecies.

    Ashy Red Colobus

    Species Name: Piliocolobus tephrosceles
    Skin Color(s): Black, dark grey, reddish brown
    The Ashy-red Colobus or Ugandan red Colobus is an endangered species of red Colobus endemic to Eastern Africa. Like other colobus monkeys, Ashy Red has small thumbs that allow it to comfortably grip branches and swing nimbly through the canopy. In 2001, the ashy-red Colobus was recognized as a separate species.

    Azara’s Night Monkey

    Species Name: Aotus azarae
    Skin Color(s): Grayish-brown
    Azara's night monkeys, also known as southern night monkeys and Azara's owl monkeys, are native to the Gran Chaco region of South America, a vast area with many different ecosystems, from savannas to grasslands to dry spiny forests and gallery forests. Genetic testing has shown that the males of this species mated pairs are the fathers of the babies they care for.

    Bare-eared Squirrel Monkey

    Species Name: Saimiri ustus
    Skin Color(s): Black, grey, yellow, and orange
    The bare-eared squirrel monkey also called the golden-backed squirrel monkey, is a subspecies of the Saimiri sciureus group native to the tropical forests and jungles of South and Central America. The bare-eared squirrel monkey differs from other species because it does not have ear tufts.

    Bengal Sacred Langur

    Species Name: Semnopithecus entellus
    Skin Color(s): Silver-Gray
    The Bengal sacred langur, also known as Hanuman's langur and the northern plains gray langur, is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. The Bengal sacred langurs are often referred to as "Hanuman's langurs", named after Lord Hanuman - the Hindu god.

    Black Squirrel Monkey

    Species Name: Saimiri vanzolinii
    Skin Color(s): Blackish-Gray
    The black squirrel monkey, also called the black-headed squirrel monkey or the blackish squirrel monkey is a small New-World monkey native to the central Amazonian region of Brazil. The black squirrel monkey closely resembles the much more common Bolivian squirrel monkey. However, the latter lacks the central black back.

    Black Sumatran Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis sumatrana
    Skin Color(s): Brownish-Gray, medium-Gray
    The black Sumatran langur is a species of monkey in the Cercopithecidae family that is endemic to Indonesia's Sumatra Island. Presbytis sumatrana was once considered a subspecies of Sumatran Surili. Still, genetic analysis has shown it to be a distinct species.

    Black-capped Squirrel Monkey

    Species Name: Saimiri boliviensis
    Skin Color(s): Gray to olive-brown hue
    The black-capped squirrel monkey is a New-World primate species endemic to the upper Amazon basin in Bolivia, eastern Peru, and western Brazil. Primarily, black-capped squirrel monkeys are arboreal and found in native and plantation forests and some managed areas close to running water.

    Black-Crested Sumatran Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis melalophos
    Skin Color(s): Brownish-Gray
    The black-crested Sumatran langur (Presbytis melalophos), also called the Mitred leaf monkey, is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. The black-crested Sumatran langur, Raffles' banded langur, Sarawak surili, and black-and-white langur were formerly considered subspecies of Presbytis melalophos.

    Black-footed Gray Langur

    Species Name: Semnopithecus hypoleucos
    Skin Color(s): Brownish-Gray
    The black-footed gray langur is an Old-World monkey, one of the langur species. Like other gray langurs, this species is a leaf-eating monkey in southern India. The black-footed gray langur is distributed throughout southwestern India (Kerala, Karnataka, and Goa) but is concentrated in the Western Ghats.

    Black-Tufted Marmoset

    Species Name: Callithrix penicillata
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    The black-tufted marmoset, also called the Black-pencilled marmosets or Mico-estrela in Portuguese is a type of New-World monkey. They live mainly in the neotropical gallery forests of the central Brazilian plateau.

    Blue Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus mitis
    Skin Color(s): Olive or Gray
    The blue monkey is a species of Old-World monkey endemic to east and central Africa, ranging from the upper Congo Basin east to the East African Rift Valley and south to Zambia and northern Angola.

    Bonnet Macaque

    Species Name: Macaca radiata
    Skin Color(s): Gray or golden-brown
    The Bonnet Macaque, also called Zati, is a species of macaque native to southern India. Bonnet macaques get their common name from a unique feature: a hood-like tuft of hair that extends from the top of their head, much like a tuft of dry grass. Their marble-round eyes look out into the world with a very expressive forehead.

    Capped Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus pileatus
    Skin Color(s): Gray, brown, or black
    The capped langur is a type of monkey in the Cercopithecidae family. These langurs can vary in appearance. This Asian primate gets its name from the thick hairs on the top of the head, typically gray or black.

    Chacma Baboon

    Species Name: Papio ursinus
    Skin Color(s): Light Gray or dark olive-brown
    Like all other baboons, the Chacma baboon, the Cape baboon, belongs to the Old-World monkey family. Chacma baboons have a habit of flipping over rocks in search of food. So, it's pretty easy to spot where a group of Chacmas once foraged.

    Collared Mangabey

    Species Name: Cercocebus torquatus
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    The collared mangabey, also called the white-collared mangabey or red-capped mangabey, is an Old-World monkey endemic to the Atlantic coast of central and west Africa. Its distinctive chestnut-red cap gives the species the name red-capped mangabey, and its white collar gives it the names white-collared and collared mangabey.

    Crab-Eating Macaque

    Species Name: Macaca fascicularis
    Skin Color(s): Gray or red-brown
    The crab-eating macaque also called the long-tailed macaque and known in laboratories as the cynomolgus monkey, is a primate monkey endemic to Southeast Asia. Crab-eating macaque macaques live in multi-male groups comprising around 30 members.

    Cross Marked Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis chrysomelas
    Skin Color(s): Gray-black or brown
    The Sarawak surili, also known as Cross-marked Langur, is a monkey species in the Cercopithecidae family. The Sarawak surili was once considered widespread but has declined significantly due to habitat and loss persecution.

    De Brazza’s Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus neglectus
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    De Brazza's monkey is an Old-World primate native to central Africa's swamp and riverine forests. It is the largest species of the guenon family and one of the most widespread African arboreal primates.

    Diana Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus diana
    Skin Color(s): Black-Gray
    The Diana monkey is an Old-World primate found in the high-canopy forests of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and the western Ivory Coast. Diana monkeys get their name from the white crescent-shaped headband that resembles the crescent moon on the forehead of the Roman goddess Diana, protector of woodlands and wildlife.

    Drill

    Species Name: Mandrillus leucophaeus
    Skin Color(s): Dark grey-brown
    The Drill is a primate in the Cercopithecidae family (Old-World monkeys), related to baboons and even more closely to mandrills. Like mandrills, drills are highly social animals that live in groups of around 20 individuals with multiple males and females, with one male dominating reproductive decisions.

    Dusky Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus obscurus
    Skin Color(s): Gray, brown, or black
    Dusky langurs also known as spectacled langurs, spectacled leaf monkeys, and dusky leaf monkeys, are primarily found in the Malay Peninsula in Asia. White rings surrounding the deep, dark eyes give the species its alternative name, the spectacled monkey or spectacled langur, for a "bespectacled" look.

    Emperor Tamarin

    Species Name: Saguinus imperator
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    The Emperor Tamarin is a species of tamarin named for its resemblance to the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. It lives in the states of Acre and Amazonas, western Brazil, and the southwestern Amazon basin.

    Formosan Rock Macaque

    Species Name: Macaca cyclopis
    Skin Color(s): Dark Gray to brown
    The Formosan rock macaque also called the Taiwanese macaque, or Formosan rock monkey, is a macaque native to the island of Taiwan. Aside from humans, Formosan rock macaques are the only native primates living in Taiwan.

    Gabon Talapoin

    Species Name: Miopithecus ogouensis
    Skin Color(s): Greenish-Gray
    The Gabon talapoin, also called the northern talapoin, is a small species of African primate endemic to riverine habitats in Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, the far western Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the western Republic of the Congo.

    Golden-Bellied Mangabey

    Species Name: Cercocebus chrysogaster
    Skin Color(s): Brown, black, white, or Gray
    The golden-bellied mangabey (Cercocebus chrysogaster) is a gregarious Old-World monkey found in humid, swampy forests south of the Congo River. Golden-bellied mangabeys are a migratory and social species, moving in groups of 8 to 30 members.

    Gray-Cheeked Mangabey

    Species Name: Lophocebus albigena
    Skin Color(s): Black
    The gray-cheeked mangabey (Lophocebus albigena), also called the white-cheeked mangabey, is an Old World monkey found in the forests of central Africa. Gray-cheeked mangabeys belong to the same family (Cercopithecinae) and phylum (Papionini) as mandrills, macaques, and baboons.

    Guianan Brown Capuchin

    Species Name: Sapajus apella
    Skin Color(s): Brownish-Gray
    The tufted capuchin (Sapajus apella), also called the pin monkey, Guianan brown capuchin, or black-headed capuchin is a New World monkey native to South America and the Caribbean islands of Margarita and Trinidad.

    Guianan Saki

    Species Name: Pithecia pithecia
    Skin Color(s): Black to brownish-Gray
    The white-faced saki (Pithecia pithecia), also known as the golden-faced saki, Guianan saki, and Guyana saki, is a New World saki monkey species. Typically, they have a lifespan of around 14 years in the wild and have lived up to 36 years in captivity.

    Guianan Squirrel Monkey

    Species Name: Saimiri sciureus
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    The Guianan squirrel monkey, also called the South American squirrel monkey, is a squirrel monkey found in Guiana, Brazil, and Venezuela. Saimiri sciureus was once thought to belong to the Collins' squirrel monkey and the Humboldt's squirrel monkey. Still, genetic research in 2009 and 2015 showed they were different species.

    Hamadryas Baboon

    Species Name: Papio hamadryas
    Skin Color(s): Grayish-brown to olive-brown
    The Hamadryas baboon (Papio hamadryas) is a baboon species in the Old World monkey family. The Hamadryas baboon was a sacred animal to the ancient Egyptians. It appeared in various roles in ancient Egyptian religion, hence its alternative common name, "sacred baboon".

    Hamlyn’s Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus hamlyni
    Skin Color(s): Olive Gray and black
    The Hamlyn's monkey (Cercopithecus hamlyni), also called the owl-faced monkey, is an Old World monkey inhabiting the Congo's bamboo and primary rain forests. Hamlyn's monkeys have unique feet and hands in elongated phalanges.

    Humboldt’s Squirrel Monkey

    Species Name: Saimiri cassiquiarensis
    Skin Color(s): Grayish
    Humboldt's squirrel monkey (Saimiri cassiquiarensis) is a species of squirrel monkey found in South America's tropical rainforests, except for the coastal forests of southeastern Brazil.

    Humboldt’s Woolly Monkey

    Species Name: Lagothrix lagothricha
    Skin Color(s): Gray, black, and brown
    Humboldt's woolly monkey, common woolly monkey, or brown woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagothricha) is a woolly monkey endemic to South America. Humboldt's woolly monkeys can show subtle mood swings and intentions with various facial expressions.

    Japanese Macaque

    Species Name: Macaca fuscata
    Skin Color(s): Brownish Gray, yellowish brown
    The Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata), also called the snow monkey, is a terrestrial Old World species of monkeys endemic to Japan. Japanese macaques from southern regions generally weigh less than those in northern regions of higher altitudes, where there is more snow during the winter months.

    Kashmir Gray Langur

    Species Name: Semnopithecus ajax
    Skin Color(s): Silvery-Gray
    The Kashmir gray langur is an Old-World monkey, one of the species of langurs. The Kashmiri gray langur derives its scientific name, Semnopithecus ajax, from a character in the ancient Greek poem - The Iliad - set during the Trojan War.

    Malbrouck

    Species Name: Chlorocebus cynosuros
    Skin Color(s): Olive-Gray
    The Malbrouck (Chlorocebus cynosuros) is an Old-World primate from Africa that belongs to the Chlorocebus genus. The species is sometimes classified as a subspecies of the green monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) or the common grivet (Chlorocebus aethiops).

    Miller’s Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis canicrus
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    Miller's Langur (Presbytis canicrus), also called the Kutai Gray Langur, is the rarest of the four Hosei subspecies, all of which are native to the island of Borneo. One of the world's most endangered primates, Miller's langur, was once considered extinct until it was rediscovered in 2013.

    Mitered Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis mitrata
    Skin Color(s): Gray or brown
    The mitered langur has brown or gray fur on its back, darker, while it is even darker on its belly and the arms, legs, and tail. These Indonesian primates live in groups of 1 male with 5 to 17 females.

    Napo Saki

    Species Name: Pithecia napensis
    Skin Color(s): Black or Gray
    The Napo saki (Pithecia napensis), also called the Napo monk saki, is a species of saki monkey, a type of New World monkey. The species' common name is derived from the Napo River in its locality.
    Gray Monkeys

    Nepal Gray Langur

    The Nepal gray langur (Semnopithecus schistaceus) is a gray langur native to the Himalayas of Nepal, extreme southwestern Tibet, northern Pakistan, northern India, Bhutan, and possibly Afghanistan. The Nepal gray langur is both terrestrial and arboreal.

    North Sumatran Leaf Monkey

    Species Name: Presbytis thomasi
    Skin Color(s): Black
    The North Sumatran leaf monkey (Presbytis thomasi), also called Thomas's langur, is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. The North Sumatran leaf monkeys spend most of the day in groups resting, moving, or feeding.

    Oustalet’s Red Colobus

    Species Name: Piliocolobus oustaleti
    Skin Color(s): Black, dark Gray, to reddish-brown
    (Piliocolobus oustaleti) is another species of red colobus that lives in various forest types in the southern Central African Republic, southern South Sudan, northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and northeastern Congo.

    Pale-Thighed Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis siamensis
    Skin Color(s): Brownish-Gray
    The pale-thighed surili (Presbytis siamensis), also called the white-thighed langur, is a primate species in the Old World monkey family (Cercopithecidae). Pale-thighed langurs are savvy herbivores; it's fun to say they only eat plants and have a fussy palate, with a preference for young leaves, seeds, and fruits.

    Phayre’s Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus phayrei
    Skin Color(s): Dark Gray-blue
    Phayre's leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei), also called the Phayre's langur, is a species of Lutung endemic to South and Southeast Asia. The name commemorates the late Sir Arthur Purves Phayre, a lieutenant general in the British Indian Army and commissioner of the entire province of former British Burma.

    Purple-faced Langur

    Species Name: Semnopithecus vetulus
    Skin Color(s): Black to Gray
    The purple-faced langur (Semnopithecus vetulus), also called the purple-faced leaf monkey, is an Old World species native to Sri Lanka. The purple-faced langur is found in the closed forests of Sri Lanka's mountains and in the southwestern part of the country known as the 'wetland'.

    Pygmy Marmoset

    Species Name: Cebuella pygmaea
    Skin Color(s): Brownish-gold, Gray, and black
    The pygmy marmoset (smallest monkey), genus Cebuella, is a small genus of New-World monkeys endemic to the tropical rainforests of the western Amazon Basin in South America. Pygmy marmosets are also highly territorial, using scent glands to mark territories of up to 100 hectares.

    Red-Shanked Douc Langur

    Species Name: Pygathrix nemaeus
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    The red-shanked douc langur is an Old-World monkey species that is one of the most colorful primates. Red-shanked douc langurs are genetically similar to gray-shanked douc langurs; however, they are considered a different species due to their different biological characteristics.

    Roloway Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus roloway
    Skin Color(s): Dark Gray
    Roloway monkeys (Cercopithecus roloway), also called Roloway guenons, are Old World monkeys native to Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Roloway monkeys resemble Diana monkeys in appearance, a species with which they were once confused.

    Saban Grizzled Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis sabana
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    Saban Grizzled Langur was once thought to be a subspecies of the Hose's langur, Presbytis hosei (as Presbytis hosei sabana). The Saban grizzled langur is endemic to the island of Borneo in the Malaysian province of Sabah, with part of its range in Indonesia.

    Schmidt’s Red-tailed Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus ascanius
    Skin Color(s): Black, red, or orange
    The Schmidt's red-tailed monkey, also called the red-tailed guenon, Schmidt's guenon, or black-cheeked white-nosed monkey is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. The Schmidt's red-tailed monkey is named for its red coloration on the underside of its tail, as well as the bicolor coloration of its tail as the reddish color increases from the base to the tip.

    Selangor Silvered Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus selangorensis
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    The Selangor silvered langur (Trachypithecus selangorensis) is a leaf monkey living on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. Like most leaf monkeys, the Selangor silvered langur usually lives in groups of a single adult male and several adult females and their young offspring.

    Shortridge’s Capped Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus shortridgei
    Skin Color(s): Gray, brown, or black
    The Shortridge's capped langur (Trachypithecus shortridgei) is a colobine primate inhabiting low to medium evergreen and semi-evergreen forests east of the Chindwin River in northeastern Myanmar and southwestern Myanmar, China, in the Nu and Dulong valleys.

    Silvered Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus cristatus
    Skin Color(s): Dark Gray
    The silvery Lutung (Trachypithecus cristatus), also called the silvery langur or silvered leaf monkey is an Old-World monkey. Silvery Lutungs primarily live in trees.

    Sooty Mangabey

    Species Name: Cercocebus atys
    Skin Color(s): Ash-Gray
    The sooty mangabey, also called the white-collared or white-crowned mangabey is a predominantly terrestrial Old-World monkey. Sooty mangabeys remember the location of the fallen fruit and can tell whether or not a tree is bearing fruit.

    Southern Muriqui

    Species Name: Brachyteles arachnoides
    Skin Color(s): Grayish-golden
    The southern muriqui or woolly spider monkeys (Brachyteles arachnoides) are scattered across southeastern Brazil, from Bahia north to Sao Palo south. The southern muriqui is one of the largest primates in South America, with males weighing around 15 kg and females around 12 kg.

    Spix’s Night Monkey

    Species Name: Aotus vociferans
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    The Spix's night monkey (Aotus vociferans), also called the Spix's owl monkey, Colombian gray nocturnal monkey, and noisy night monkey is a species of night monkey native to South America.

    Tana River Mangabey

    Species Name: Cercocebus galeritus
    Skin Color(s): Light Gray
    Tana River Mangabeys are medium-sized monkeys with long, light gray hair covering most of their bodies. Tana River Mangabeys are highly social animals, living in multi-female social groups averaging 27 individuals in size.

    Tana River Red Colobus

    Species Name: Piliocolobus rufomitratus
    Skin Color(s): Gray
    The Tana River red colobus (Piliocolobus rufomitratus), also called the eastern red colobus, is a critically endangered primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. The Tana River red colobus monkeys are the only one of 18 species of red colobus that do not live in the tropical rainforest.

    Tarai Gray Langur

    Species Name: Semnopithecus hector
    Skin Color(s): Grayish-brown
    The Tarai gray langur (Semnopithecus hector) is an Old-World monkey and was once thought to be a subspecies of the northern plains gray langur. The Latin name for Tarai gray langurs is inspired by Hector, the prince of Troy.

    Tenasserim Langur

    Species Name: Trachypithecus barbei
    Skin Color(s): Grayish black
    Tenasserim lutung (Trachypithecus barbei) is a species of lutung. It occurs in Thailand and Myanmar. The species derived its common name from the Tenasserim Hills.

    Tibetan Macaque

    Species Name: Macaca thibetana
    Skin Color(s): Gray to brown
    The Tibetan macaque (Macaca thibetana), also called the Chinese stump-tailed macaque is a macaque native to eastern Tibet, eastern Guangdong, and northern Shaanxi in China. Tibetan macaques are the largest of the macaques and have a strong, muscular build with dense fur that ranges in color from gray to brown.

    Tufted Gray Langur

    Species Name: Semnopithecus priam
    Skin Color(s): Brownish to light Gray
    The tufted gray langur (Semnopithecus priam), also called the Coromandel sacred langur and the Madras gray langur, is an Old-World monkey, one of the langur species. These langurs are generally shy and only descend when there is no visible danger.

    Vervet Monkey

    Species Name: Chlorocebus pygerythrus
    Skin Color(s): Whitish Gray
    The vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) is an Old World monkey of the Cercopithecidae family endemic to southern and eastern Africa. Not only can vervet monkeys skilfully navigate through the treetops, but they can also swim.

    White-fronted Langur

    Species Name: Presbytis frontata
    Skin Color(s): Grayish brown and yellowish brown
    The white-fronted surili (Presbytis frontata) is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family, the Old World monkeys. This species prefers to eat immature leaves than more mature leaves.

    Wolf’s Mona Monkey

    Species Name: Cercopithecus wolfi
    Skin Color(s): Dark Gray and white to pale yellow
    The Wolf's mona monkey (Cercopithecus wolfi), also called the wolf monkey, is a colorful Old-World monkey in the Cercopithecidae family. Wolf's mona monkeys have huge cheek pouches.


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