Maroon Langur

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Presbytis Presbytis rubicunda
Maroon Langur
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
  • Common Names: Maroon Langur, Red-leaf Monkey, Maroon-leaf Monkey
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1838
  • Monkey Size: 40.6 to 56 cm (16 to 22.05 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Reddish- maroon
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia

Maroon Langur Distribution

Maroon Langur Characteristics

Maroon Langur

Endemic to the jungles of Borneo in Indonesia and Malaysia, red leaf monkeys[1] get their name from their shaggy reddish-maroon fur.

  • They are also known as maroon-leaf monkeys and maroon langurs.
  • The color of their fur is reddish maroon all over their body and tail.
  • Their facial skin is gray to bluish, and their lower lips are pale. They have broad, dark-colored faces with large, expressive eyes.
  • They weigh between 13 and 14 pounds on average. Babies are cream to light brown.

Maroon Langur Facts

Presbytis Rubicunda

  • These charismatic Old World primates live in groups of 2-13 individuals, led by a dominant male, and spend most of their time in trees.
  • Red Leaf Monkeys are territorial and will challenge any intruder within their home range.
  • The male species emit a loud call to mark their territory and warn their rivals to stay away.
  • They eat fruit but avoid sweet, ripe fruit because the sugar upsets the delicate balance of their complex stomach.
  • To maintain a balance in their diet, red-leaf monkeys consume the topsoil layer of termite mounds.

Suggested Reading: All Types of Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“Maroon Leaf Monkey, Presbytis rubicunda | New England Primate Conservancy”. Accessed October 07, 2022. Link.


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