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5 October 2018 Rhinopithecus bieti (Primates: Cercopithecidae)
Lee E. Harding, Lian-Xian Han
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Rhinopithecus bietiMilne-Edwards, 1897 is 1 of the largest and most northerly colobine monkeys. It lives at the highest recorded elevations for a nonhuman primate, 2,625–4,700 m. It has a restricted range between the Yangtze and Mekong Rivers in Yunnan and Xizang (Tibet) Provinces, mainland of China, in 15–20 groups comprising 6 isolated populations. It lives in multimale-multifemale bands of up to 480 individuals comprising cohesive 1-male units of < 20 individuals in nonoverlapping home ranges. Bands may have 1 or more all-male units. Mating and parturition are seasonal. With a total population of about 3,500, it is 1 of the most endangered primates and is listed as “Endangered” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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Lee E. Harding and Lian-Xian Han "Rhinopithecus bieti (Primates: Cercopithecidae)," Mammalian Species 50(969), 148-165, (5 October 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/mspecies/sey016
Published: 5 October 2018
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KEYWORDS
Colobinae
odd-nosed monkey
Primates
Pygathrix
Rhinopithecini
snub-nosed monkey
Yunnan
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