Myanmar snub-nosed monkey

Myanmar snub-nosed monkey

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Rhinopithecus strykeri

The Myanmar snub-nosed monkey or black snub-nosed monkey is a critically threatened species of colobine monkey discovered in 2010 in northern Burma . It was formally described as a novel species of primate in 2011 based on its fur, beard and tail. Two groups of the species were discovered in China in 2011 and 2015, respectively. The species is known in local dialects of Lisu people as mey nwoah and Law Waw people as myuk na tok te, both of which mean "monkey with an upturned face". Rain allegedly causes it to sneeze due to the short upturned nasal flesh around its nostrils. People from the area report that it sits with its head directed downwards, hiding its face between its knees when it rains.

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Myanmar snub-nosed monkey habitat map

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1. Myanmar snub-nosed monkey Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myanmar_snub-nosed_monkey
2. Myanmar snub-nosed monkey on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/13508501/17943490

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