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Scientific Name : Trachypithecus phayrei
Family : Cercopithecidae
Order : Primates
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Phayrei’s Leaf Monkey, Spectacled Langur
Habitat : Forest
Description : Phayre's leaf monkeys are medium-sized primates, weighing up to 10 kg (22 lb) and measuring up to 70 cm (28 in) in length.

They have a distinctive coat that is black on the back and white on the belly, with a white stripe running along the sides. They have a black face with white rings around the eyes, and a tuft of hair on the top of their head.

Phayre's leaf monkeys are arboreal and spend most of their time in trees. They are social animals and live in groups of up to several dozen individuals, with females occupying the dominant role in the group.

They are primarily folivores, feeding on leaves, but also eat fruits, flowers, and insects.

Phayre's leaf monkeys are found in a variety of habitats, including forests, woodlands, and bamboo thickets. They are adaptable and can live in both tropical and subtropical environments.

Females typically give birth to a single offspring after a gestation period of around 180 days. Young are weaned after 6 to 12 months, and reach sexual maturity between 4 and 5 years of age.

Phayre's leaf monkey is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN due to habitat loss and hunting for its meat and body parts, which are used in traditional medicine. Conservation efforts are focused on protecting its remaining habitat and reducing hunting pressure.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Asad U. Tanvir,Department of Zoology,Jagannath University,Dhaka; reviewed by:Muntasir Akash,Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka;Taxonomic Checklist:Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources:iucnredlist.org,Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh), photo credit and photo copyright: Vijay Anand Ismavel (iNaturalist user).more information please contact with us.