Primates of Bhutan

Taxonomy and Conservation Status
July 2006

Family Cercopithecidae
Subfamily Cercopithecinae

Macaca assamensis pelops Western Assamense macaque EN B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii); C2a(i)
Macaca mulatta mulatta Indian rhesus macaque LR/nt

Subfamily Colobinae

Semnopithecus entellus schistaceus Pale-armed Himalayan langur LR/nt
Trachypithecus geei Golden leaf monkey EN B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v); C1+2a(i)
Trachypithecus pileatus tenebricus Tenebrous capped leaf monkey EN A1cd, C2a
EN C2a(i)


Total Taxa: 5
Total Threatened: 3
Percent Threatened: 60%

Note: This is presented as a working taxonomy and is not definitive.

The conservation status of each species is based on assessment summaries provided by the IUCN Red List. The Red List website offers more information on the threat categories listed here.


Brandon-Jones, D., Eudey, A. A., Geissmann, T., Groves, C. P., Melnick, D. J., Morales, J. C., Shekelle, M. and Stewart, C.-B. 2004. Asian primate classification. International Journal of Primatology 25(1): 97-164.

Molur, S., Brandon-Jones, D., Dittus, W., Eudey, A., Kumar, A., Singh, M., Feeroz, M. M., Chalise, M., Priya, P. and Walker, S. 2003. Status of South Asian Primates: Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P.) Workshop Report, 2003. Zoo Outreach Organisation / CBSG-South Asia, Coimbatore, India.