The Shan State Langur (Trachypithecus melamera) is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family. It is found in southwestern China and eastern Myanmar.
- It was generally considered a subspecies or a synonym of Phayre’s leaf monkey (Trachypithecus phayrei) until Roos et al. elevated it to species status in 2020.
- Nature has created a fascinating creature in the Shan State Langur. The infants are darling, wrapped in tangerine-colored fur coats.
- Around 3 months, their fur develops into a silky, silvery-blue coat with random brown spots. The bottom of the overalls is white, tinted with light brown tones.
- Adults wear a soft dark gray cap on top of their heads, giving them a soft punk rock look. Their elusive long tail is the same shade of dark gray as the punk rock hat they wear.
- But it is the face of Shan State Langur that charms and seduces.
- Nature powdered the skin around the monkey’s dark, inquisitive eyes with large white rings that contrast with a blue-black outline that also paints the bridge of the monkey’s nose.
- Nature has powdered the area around the white monkey’s mouth using the same pressed powder she used around the eyes.
- She then placed some whiskers on his chin to complete Shan State Langur’s alluring face.