Report on the distribution, population, and ecology of the yunnan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti)

  title={Report on the distribution, population, and ecology of the yunnan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti)},
  author={Yong-cheng Long and Craig Kirkpatrick and Zhongtai and Xiao-lin},
The Yunnan snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti), an endangered species in China, has received more protection in theory than in practice. Therefore it is on the very verge of extinction. The population of the species was estimated less than 2,000 individuals spread in 19 distinct groups. It was confirmed that the monkey was confined to the Yunling Mountain System, the area between the Yangtze River (Changjiang, aka Jinshajiang) to the east and the Mekong River (Lancangjiang) to the west. We… 
New distribution records for the endangered black-and-white snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) in Yunnan, China
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Black snub-nosed monkeys in China
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