Rhinopithecus strykeri | Burmese Snub-nosed Monkey
Good spot: Myanmar
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.
Seeing this Species
Good luck; this species wasn't known to Western scientists until 2010!
Probability of Success:
 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