Maroon leaf monkey (Presbytis rubicunda)

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Maroon leaf monkey
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The maroon leaf monkey predominantly eats leaves, seeds and fruits
  • The moroon leaf monkey is aboreal, rarely coming down to the ground
  • Maroon leaf monkeys have been observed eating the soil of terminte mounds, possibly to relieve digestory complaints
  • Like all colobine monkeys, maroron leaf monkeys have unusually complex stomachs
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Maroon leaf monkey description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderPrimates
FamilyCercopithecidae
GenusPresbytis (1)

Information on the maroon leaf monkey is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Maroon langur, maroon sureli, red leaf monkey.
French
Semnopithèque Rubicond.
Spanish
Langur Rubicundo.
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Maroon leaf monkey status

Classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix II of CITES (2). Subspecies: Miller’s maroon langur (P. r. carimatae) and Davis’ maroon langur (P. r. chrysea) are classified as Data Deficient (DD); Dollman’s maroon langur (P. r. ignite), Muller’s maroon langur (P. r. rubicunda) and P. r. rubida are listed as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (March, 2009)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/
  2. CITES (March, 2009)
    http://www.cites.org
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Maroon leaf monkey

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