Rhinopithecus bieti NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. The black snub-nosed monkey, also known as the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, is a large black and white primate that lives only in the southern Chinese province of Yunnan, where it is known to the locals as the Yunnan golden hair monkey and the black-and-white snub-nosed monkey. The common name, black snub-nosed monkey, is issued to Rhinopithecus strykeri, inhabiting the Northern Sino-Myanmar border. Coniferous and deciduous forests in the mountainous regions of Yunnan are the ideal terrain for these primates. It is threatened by habitat loss, and is considered an endangered species. With their unique adaptations to their environment, these monkeys thrive at extreme altitudes despite the below freezing temperatures and thin air. This primate’s diet is mainly made up of the large amounts of lichens available in their region.
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Endangered||09/27/1990||Foreign (Headquarters)||Wherever found|
|09/27/1990||55 FR 39414 39416||ETWP; Endangered Status for Four Snub-Nosed Monkeys; 55 FR 39414 39416|
|01/16/1990||55 FR 1486 1488||ETWP; Proposed Endangered Status for Four Snub-nosed Monkeys; 55 FR 1486 1488|