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Volume 3 | Number 1 | May 2011 v3i1.45 taprobanica 3 1


Volume 3 | Number 1 | May 2011
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 20 July 2011
Accepted date: 27 July 2011
Published date: 30 July 2011
Pp. 47–48.

Red morph of silvered lutung (Trachypithecus cristatus) rediscovered in Borneo, Malaysia

Lee E. Harding*
*E-mail: harding@sciwrite.ca

The red morph of Silvered Lutung (Trachypithecus cristatus) a leaf monkey that reportedly occurs or occurred in northeast Borneo, has heretofore been more mythological than real. As far as I can discover, the red morph was only actually observed and reported once, by Allen & Coolidge Jr. (1940). They recorded that seven out of fifteen adult males, but only three out of twenty-six adult females collected at Abai, were reddish. Abai is 47 miles/76 km from the mouth of the Kinabatangan River. This observation was repeated by others. Payne et al. (1985), who lived in Sabah, wrote that the red form occurs at the mouth of the Kinabatangan River.

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