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Grey-shanked Douc Langur

Common name for a species of Leaf Monkey with the scientific name Pygathrix cinerea. It has a light grey back, outer legs and outer arms, blackish hands, inner legs, inner arms, breast and shoulders, a white chest, belly, bottom, tail and beard, and a dark orange neck, whilst 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 Langurs (fig.) are herbivorous, feeding primarily on leaves, fruits and buds, and hence spend most of their lives in the canopy of trees.