Grey-shanked Douc Langur
Common name for a
species of Leaf Monkey with the scientific
name Pygathrix cinerea. It has a
grey back, outer legs and outer arms,
hands, inner legs, inner arms, breast and shoulders, a white chest, belly,
bottom, tail and beard, and a
the skin of its face is
largely pinkish, apart from
the area of the mouth, which is white. Its crown is whitish to
light grey, with at the edge of the face some dark orange fur on the sides
and a patch of black coloured fur in the middle.
The Grey-shanked Douc Langur was originally
described as a subspecies of the
Red-shanked Douc Langur (fig.),
but was later elevated to a monotypic species, due to morphological differences.
Like other Leaf Monkeys, Grey-shanked Douc
are herbivorous, feeding primarily on leaves, fruits and buds, and hence spend
most of their lives in the canopy of trees.