Saban Grizzled Langur

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Presbytis Presbytis sabana
IUCN Status: Endangered
  • Common Name: Sabah Grizzled Langur
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1893
  • Monkey Size: 48 to 56 cm (19 to 22 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Gray
  • Habitat: Forest, rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Malaysia, Indonesia

Sabah Grizzled Langur Distribution

Saban Grizzled Langur Characteristics

The Saban grizzled langur[1] (Presbytis sabana), also called the Sabah gray langur, is a monkey species in the Cercopithecidae family.

  • It 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.
  • It is primarily gray, with white underparts and black hands and feet. Saban grizzled langurs are 48 to 56 centimeters long without the tail and have a tail length of 64 to 84 centimeters.
  • Males weigh between 6 and 7 kilograms, while females weigh between 5.5 and 6 kilograms.

Saban Grizzled Langur Facts

  • The Saban grizzled langur is arboreal and diurnal.
  • It lives in groups of about 7 individuals, including a single adult male.
  • Males that are not part of a group are solitary.
  • It has a varied diet consisting of leaves, seeds, fruits, flowers, bark, and insects and consumes mineral-rich mud.
  • The Saban grizzled langur is sometimes associated with the Maroon Langur.

Suggested Reading: Various Species of Monkeys

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Key References
  • [1]“Saban grizzled langur-Encyclopedia of Life”. Accessed November 24, 2022. Link.

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