DESCRIPTION

The body and tail of the Indochinese grey langur is a light blue-grey with ventral fur a lighter silver-grey to white. The skin on their face is dark grey with a lighter pigmentation in a ring around the eyes and un-pigmented patches of skin in the middle of the upper and lower lips. They have a thick crest on the head and a long tail of around 83cm. Males and females of this species are similar in size, weighing between 6.4 and 7.1kg and with a head-body length of around 51cm.Females possess a distinctive 'pubic patch' of white fur and pale skin anterior to the callosities.

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

The Indochinese grey langur ranges across Southwestern China, Southern Myanmar, Northern Thailand, North and Central Laos and Northern Vietnam.

HABITAT AND ECOLOGY

This species occurs in primary and secondary evergreen and semi-evergreen forests, mixed moist deciduous forests, light woodland, bamboo dominated forests and limestone forests. They are primarily folivorous, but also eat figs, bamboo shoots, seeds flowers and gums. Group size can be up to 20 individuals and may consist of more than one male with multiple females and offspring.

THREATS

The main threats for this species is hunting for traditional medicine and habitat loss.

STATUS AND CONSERVATION

The Indochinese grey langur is listed as Endangered in the 2007 Vietnam Red Data Book and is protected by law under Decree 32/2006 ND-CP:1B.

CITES Appendix II- International trade must be controlled in order to avoid utilisation incompatible with their survival.

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