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Rhinopithecus strykeri | Burmese Snub-nosed Monkey


Good spot:  Myanmar




Rhinopithecus strykeri is a monotypic species (no subspecies).



Myanmar, and China


IUCN Conservation Status

Critically Endangered


This is the latest of snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus spp.) to be discovered, and only in 2010 [1]. At first only known from Myanmar, making it endemic to the country, a Chinese photographer later claimed that it was also found in China based on his photograph taken of the species earlier in 2009.


Seeing this Species


Good luck; this species wasn't known to Western scientists until 2010!
















Probability of Success


Overlapping species


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[1] Geissman T., Ngwe Lwin, Saw Soe Aung, Thet Naing Aung, Zin Myo Aung, Htin Hla T., Grindley M. & Momberg F., 2011. A new species of snub-nosed monkey, genus Rhinopithecus Milne-Edwards, 1872 (Primates, Colobinae), from northern Kachin State, northeastern Myanmar. American Journal of Primatology 73: 96-107.


Illustration by Martin Aveling | © Fauna & Flora International




Page Last Updated: 17 February 2014


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