Mitered Langur

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Presbytis Presbytis mitrata
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
  • Common Name: Mitered Langur
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1821
  • Monkey Size: 42 to 57 cm (17 to 22 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Gray or brown
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Indonesia

Mitered Langur Distribution

Mitered Langur Characteristics

Mitered langur[1] (Presbytis mitrata) is a monkey species in the Cercopithecidae family.

  • 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.
  • Its face is grey, with white ruffs on its cheeks and a white crown surrounded by a black bow on the head.
  • The length of the head and body is between 42 centimeters (17 in) and 57 centimeters (22 in). The tail size can grow up to 82 cm (32 in).
  • Mitered langur’s average weight is about 5.9 kilograms (13 lbs).

Mitered Langur Facts

  • Mitered langurs live in groups of 1 male with 5 to 17 females. The single male in the group mates with the females in the group.
  • Harem males chase away solitary males from females, usually confining them to a wooded area with few resources.
  • Females determine the movement of their group and are responsible for encounters with another group.
  • Mitered langurs are tree dwellers. They spend most of their time in the forest undergrowth, hopping between small tree supports, and are mainly diurnal.
  • Male species make their territory known to other groups in the area with loud calls and distinctive leaps.

Suggested Reading: Monkey Varieties

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Key References
  • [1]“Presbytis mitrata”. Accessed November 24, 2022. Link.


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