Rhinopithecus strykeri | Burmese Snub-nosed Monkey
Good spot: Myanmar
Seeing this Species
Good luck; this species wasn't known to Western scientists until 2010!
Probability of Success:
Rhinopithecus strykeri is a monotypic species (no subspecies).
Myanmar, and China
IUCN Conservation Status
This is the latest of snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus spp.) to be discovered, and only in 2010 . 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.
 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
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