Poster presentation 12th International Mammalogical Congress

Two new records of langurs Trachypithecus in Tibet, with one new record in China (#661)

Zhixin Zhou 1 , Yiming Hu 1 2 3 , Zhiwen Huang 1 , Ming Li 2 , Zhigang Jiang 2 , Jianpu Wu 4 , Wulin Liu 4 , Kun Jin 5 , Huijian Hu 1
  1. Guangdong Institute of Applied Biological Resources, Guangzhou, Guandong, China
  2. Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  3. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  4. Forestry Inventory and Planning Institute of Tibet Autonomous Region, Lhasa, Tibet, China
  5. Research Institute of Forest Ecology Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China

The distribution of the capped langur (Trachypithecus pileatus) in China is still controversial since  Shortridge’s langur (T. shortirdgei) was upgraded to a full species. Shortridge’s langur was considered mainly distributed in west Yunnan Province, China and northeastern Myanmar. Based on our field survey, we found strong evidence for the existence of the capped langur in China and the new distribution range of Shortridge’s langur in Tibet. The capped langur is a new record for China, and Shortridge’s langur is new records for the Tibet Autonomous Region. The extended ranges of the capped and Shortridge’s langur in the southern Himalayas illustrate that the langur species of gray langurs and lutungs may have a close relationship.