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Rhinopithecus bieti (black snub-nosed monkey)

Synonyms: Pygathrix bieti

Wikipedia Abstract

The black snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti), also known as the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, is an endangered species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is endemic to China, where it is known to the locals as the Yunnan golden hair monkey (滇金丝猴) and the black golden hair monkey (黑金丝猴). It is threatened by habitat loss. It was named after Bishop Félix Biet.
View Wikipedia Record: Rhinopithecus bieti

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Rhinopithecus bieti


Adult Weight [1]  21.958 lbs (9.96 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  427 grams
Female Weight [3]  23.149 lbs (10.50 kg)
Male Weight [3]  35.274 lbs (16.00 kg)
Diet [2]  Herbivore
Diet - Plants [2]  100 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Baimaxueshan Nature Reserve V 462837 Yunnan, China  
Nujiang Nature Reserve   China      

Prey / Diet

Usnea longissima (Old Man's Beard)[4]


Parasitized by 
Vermipsylla parallela rhinopithica[5]


Southern Asia;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Wildlife As Canon Sees It
4Bamboo Leaf-Based Diet of Rhinopithecus bieti at Lijiang, China; Shijian Yang, Qi-Kun Zhao; Folia Primatol 2001;72:92–95
5International Flea Database
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