Popa Langur

Popa langur
  • Common Name: Popa langur
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 2020
  • Monkey Size: 44.7 to 60 cm (17.6 to 23.6 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Dark-brown or grey-brown
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Herbivorous
  • Native Countries: Myanmar

Popa langur Distribution

Popa Langur Characteristics

Popa Langur

Popa langur[1] (Trachypithecus popa) is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. It occurs exclusively in Myanmar.

  • The popa langur differs from other known species in the color of its fur, the length of its tail, and the dimensions of its skull.
  • It’s a beautiful furry gray monkey with bright white markings around its eyes like spectacles. The popa langur has a dark brown or tan back, white belly, and black hands and feet.
  • It has prominent white rings around the eyes and the snout. Like other langur monkeys, popa langurs have slender bodies with long tails.
  • They weigh about 8 kilograms (18 pounds). A close relative of the popa langur is the Phayre’s langur (Trachypithecus phayrei). Still, there are some morphological differences between the two.

Popa Langur Facts

  • The species is named after Mount Popa, where a population of 100 monkeys lives.
  • They move mostly quadrupedally on the ground and in trees, preferring to run rather than walk.
  • Popa langurs live in groups of multiple males and females, although there are also groups of single males.
  • They spend the nights in dormant trees that rise an average of 40 feet (12 m) above the ground; Popa langurs usually choose the higher branches to roost.
  • It is critically endangered, with 200-250 individuals remaining in the wild.

Cite This Page

BioExplorer.net. (2023, September 28). Popa Langur. Bio Explorer. https://www.bioexplorer.net/animals/mammals/monkeys/popa-langur/.
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Key References
  • [1]“ITIS – Report: Trachypithecus popa”. Accessed November 04, 2022. Link.


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