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Golden snub-nosed monkey

Golden snub-nosed monkey

キンシコウ

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キンシコウ(金糸猴、Rhinopithecus roxellana)は、哺乳綱サル目(霊長目)オナガザル科シシバナザル属に分類されるサル。

体長66-76センチメートル。

尾長56-72センチメートル。

体重オス16.4キログラム、メス9.4キログラム。

背や尾の毛衣は暗褐色。

腹面の毛衣は黄白色や橙白色。

顔の周囲や胸部、四肢の毛衣は橙色。

種小名roxellanaは、鼻が上向きだったとされるスレイマン1世の後宮ロクセラーナに由来する[2]。眼の周囲や鼻上部は淡青色で、口吻は白い

The golden snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana) is an Old World monkey in the Colobinae subfamily.

It is endemic to a small area in temperate, mountainous forests of central and Southwest China.

The Chinese name is sichuan golden hair monkey (川金丝猴). It is also widely referred to as the sichuan snub-nosed monkey.

Snow occurs frequently within its range and it can withstand colder average temperatures than any other non-human primates.

Its diet varies markedly with the seasons, but it is primarily an herbivore with lichens being its main food source. It is diurnal and largely arboreal, spending some 97% of their time in the canopy.

There are three subspecies. Population estimates range from 8,000 to 15,000 and it is threatened by habitat loss.