Vietnam has Twenty-four species of primate

VietnamBirdShooting 2018-08-16

Vietnam is a global hotspot of primate diversity. Twenty-four species of primate inhabit the forests of Vietnam including some of the most beautiful and spectacular. Almost half these species are endemic to our region and four species are only found within Vietnam – They are endemic species. Sadly most of these species are now threatened with extinction.

Vietnam primates include the nocturnal and insectivorous Loris’s, the monkey’s, which includes the macaques, which are predominately ground-dwelling omnivorous species, and the leaf-eating and arboreal langurs. At the top of the trees both literally and taxonomically are the gibbons, which like us live in nuclear families and re our closest surviving relatives in the forests Vietnam.

Habitat loss, as a result of deforestation by humans, has had an important impact on the geographic distributions of primates in Vietnam. The rangers of many species have been changed dramatically as a result. Many primate species today occur in small isolated populations that represent only a fragment of their former range.

List of Vietnam Primate Species:

No. English name Latin name Status
1 Grey-shanked Douc  Pygathrix cinerea  
2 Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey  Rhinopithecus avaunculus  
3 Cat Ba Langur  Trachypithecus poliocephalus   
4 Delacour’s Langur  Trachypithecus delacouri  
5 Western Black Crested  Gibbon Nomascus concolor   
6 Eastern Black Crested Gibbon  Nomascus nasutus   
7 Northern White-Cheeked Crested Gibbon  Nomascus leucogenys   
8 Red-shanked Douc  Pygathrix nemaeus  
9 Black-shanked Douc  Pygathrix nigripes  
10 Germain’s Langur  Trachypithecus germaini  
11 Annamese Langur  Trachypithecus margarita  
12 Indochinese grey Langur Trachypithecus ebenus  
13 Francois’s Langur  Trachypithecus francoisi  
14 Hatinh langur  Trachypithecus hatinhensis  
15 Northern yellow-cheeked creasted gibbon  Nomascus annamensis  
16 Southern white-cheeked crested Gibbon  Nomascus siki  
17 Southern yellow-cheeked crested Gibbon  Hylobates gabriellae  
18 Bengal slow loris Nycticebus bengalensis  
19 Pygmy slow loris Nycticebus pygmaeus  
20 Northern Pig-tailed Macaque  Macaca leonina  
21 Stump-tailed Macaque Macaca arctoides  
22 Assamese Macaque  Macaca assamensis  
23 Rhesus Macaque  Macaca mulatta  
24 Long-tailed Macaque  Macaca fascicularis  

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