Red-Shanked Douc Langur Skull

$151.00

They eat peacefully together, not quarreling over food, and have been known to share their food with others. Often, they will share the same clump of foliage and may even break pieces off and hand them to each other, a type of active generosity that is rare among Old World monkeys.

Description

Red-shanked Douc Langur Skull measures 3.9 inches. Red-shanked Douc Langur Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Made in USA. Cast of California Academy of Sciences Specimen. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

The Red-shanked Douc langur or Phygothrix nemaeus make up the genus Pygathrix. They are Colobine Old World monkeys, native to Southeast Asia.

The Red-shanked douc langur or Pygathrix nemaeus is an arboreal and diurnal Old World monkey belonging to the Colobinae subfamily. They are endemic to Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

They are known for their bright colors and express exhibit sexual dimorphism through their body size.

The species have been declared critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with the main threats being from hunting, habitat loss and the pet trade.

Red-shanked douc langur or Phygothrix nemaeus live in fission-fusion, multilevel societies that have a mean of 18 individuals per band. They are folivorous and consume mainly Acacia pruinescens, Ficus racemosa, Millettia nigrescens, Zanthoxylum avicennae and Castanopsis ceratacantha.

They have agouti hair on their crown, temples, inner thighs, ventral coat, nape of the neck, back, triceps and lateral sides of their arms.

Their crown is silver, their temples are red hair and their foreheads are black. They have white whiskers that are approximately 12 cm long for adult males. Their eyes have a high axis. The fur on their cheeks and on their throat is white.

The red-shanked douc langur or Phygothrix nemaeus characteristically has bright maroon legs and reddish patches around the eyes.

In contrast, the grey-shanked douc is less vibrant, with speckled grey legs and orange markings on the face. Both have dappled grey bodies, black hands and feet and white cheeks, although the cheek hairs of the red-shanked douc are much longer.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3.9 in
Douc Langur Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Colobinae
Genus: Pygathrix
Type species: Simia nemaeus