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Trachypithecus poliocephalus ssp. poliocephalus

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES CERCOPITHECIDAE

Scientific Name: Trachypithecus poliocephalus ssp. poliocephalus
Species Authority: (Pousargues, 1898)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Cat Ba Hooded Black Leaf Monkey, Cat Ba Langur, Golden-headed Langur, Tonkin Hooded Black Langur

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A2acd; B1ab(v); D ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Bleisch, B., Xuan Canh, L., Covert, B. & Yongcheng, L.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Justification:
Listed as Critically Endangered as this species is presently known only from a single 98 km2 national park on Cat Ba Island. Poaching has been the major threat to the Golden-Headed Langur and has resulted in a population decline from an estimated 2,500–2,800 langurs in the 1960s to a mere 53 individuals by 2000, representing a 98% decline in 40 years. The current total population of T. p. poliocephalus as of August 2006 is 64 individuals (R. Stenke pers. comm.).
History:
2003 Critically Endangered (IUCN 2003)
2003 Critically Endangered
2000 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Bleisch, B., Xuan Canh, L., Covert, B. & Yongcheng, L. 2008. Trachypithecus poliocephalus ssp. poliocephalus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 July 2014.
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