Natuna Island Surili

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Presbytis Presbytis natunae
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
  • Common Name: Natuna Island Surili
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1894
  • Monkey Size: 41 to 69 cm (16.14 to 27.17 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Brown-gray
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Indonesia

Natuna Island Surili Distribution

Natuna Island Surili Characteristics

The Natuna Island Surili[1] (Presbytis natunae) is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family.

  • The species is native to the Indonesian island of Natuna Besar.
  • Natuna Island surili is of a common surili build, measuring between 41 and 69 cm in height and weighing between 5 and 6.7 kg.
  • Their slender figure is covered with a gray-brown fur coat on the back, white fur on the belly, and dark fur on the head.
  • Their tails, usually covered in dark fur, can grow to about 58 to 85 cm (23 to 33 in) long.
  • Compared to adults, babies are born with light fur and dark cross-hairs along the arms and back.

Natuna Island Surili Facts

  • Small unimale-multifemale family troops (or groups) are the norm for the species.
  • Natuna Island Surilis are territorial and always on the lookout for predators.
  • These charming monkeys are active during the day (making them diurnal) and spend most of their time in trees (making them arboreal).
  • They move quadrupedally (on all fours), climbing upward, jumping, clambering, or sometimes swinging from branch to branch.
  • With a long-outstretched arm, they can reach out and use a dexterous hand to pluck a piece of their desired fruit.

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Key References
  • [1]“ITIS – Report: Presbytis natunae”. Accessed December 04, 2022. Link.


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