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Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus)
Also known as Dollman’s snub-nosed monkey, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey is a critically endangered  species of colobine monkey that is endemic to northern Vietnam. Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys life in five isolated populations that inhabit limestone hills, evergreen forests and mountains. They are diurnal and live on a diet of leaves, fruits, flowers and seeds. Foraging will usually be done in the tree tops but they will forage on the ground as well.
Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys are listed as critically endangered and face major threats due to habitat loss and hunting. Currently only 200-250 individuals are known to exist.
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Images: Le Khac Quyet and Maren Peterson
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astronomy-to-zoology:

Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus avunculus)

Also known as Dollman’s snub-nosed monkey, the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey is a critically endangered  species of colobine monkey that is endemic to northern Vietnam. Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys life in five isolated populations that inhabit limestone hills, evergreen forests and mountains. They are diurnal and live on a diet of leaves, fruits, flowers and seeds. Foraging will usually be done in the tree tops but they will forage on the ground as well.

Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys are listed as critically endangered and face major threats due to habitat loss and hunting. Currently only 200-250 individuals are known to exist.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Mammalia-Primates-Cercopithecidae-Rhinopithecus-R.avunculus

Images: Le Khac Quyet and Maren Peterson

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