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Phayre’s Langur (Trachypithecus phayrei)

19th January 2020.

Phayre’s Langur (Trachypithecus phayrei)
Junklekitteb, 26 Jul 2021
    • Chlidonias
      They are Phayre's Langurs.
    • Junklekitteb
      @Chlidonias Thanks a lot. Aren’t purebred Phayre’s unrepresented in the gallery till now? I will try to get better shots of them.
    • Chlidonias
      @Junklekitteb Yes. So, the "original" Phayre's Langur has been split into multiple species. The Indochinese Grey Langur was originally part of the species and was split off first (and as a species is thought to have originated through hybridisation in the past). Last year the remaining species was split further, into three species - Phayre's Langur in the west, Popa Langur in central Burma, and Shan State Langur in the east.

      Indochinese Grey Langur and Shan State Langur are both in the gallery already. There are also photos labelled as being Phayre's Langurs at Dusit Zoo but they turned out to actually be Tenasserim Langurs.

      I'll add your photo to the Old World Primates Photographic Guide as a new species - but if you can get better photos that would be really great.
      The Zoochat Photographic Guide to Old World Primates

      I also just googled the langurs and they came to the zoo in 2015 (1.2 animals, from Tripura). It seems like they are called "Spectacled Langurs" in India, which is where the confusion with T. obscurus comes from.
      BBP to get Tripura's spectacle monkeys
    • Junklekitteb
      @Chlidonias Thank you. I will try to get new photos, but because of COVID I probably won’t be visiting soon, since it is usually quite crowded.
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    • Junklekitteb
      Also the enclosure is pretty problematic, because there is literally no shade in the exhibit except the one hut in the photo. I think there was a worry that they will be able to climb out of the exhibit through the trees, so they were completely cut down. The monkeys didn’t venture out at all, at least on the sunny day I went.
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