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Yellow-handed Mitered Langur

Presbytis melalophos melalophos


Yellow-handed Mitered Langur (Presbytis melalophos melalophos), one of four subspecies of Sumatran Surili (Mitered Leaf-monkey), and known locally as "Simpai," in the Kerinci Seblat National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia.


Seen beside the road that connects the towns of Sungaipenuh and Tapan, which crosses the border between Jambi and West Sumatra provinces deep within the boundaries of the Kerinci Seblat National Park.


Every part of Sumatra has a different subspecies of leaf monkey with varying coloration. 4 species and 21 subspecies throughout the island (according to the 1987 edition of The Ecology of Sumatra).

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luke.mackin 8 years ago

Thanks! Yeah, it's amazing how many different species of leaf monkeys there are spread across Sumatra.

greenhillsumatra 8 years ago

nice spot and shot luke. we only have thomas leaf and silver leaf monkeys/langurs up here in bukit lawang.

Milind Mangare
Milind Mangare 8 years ago

nice shot :)

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