Saban grizzled langur

The Saban grizzled langur (Presbytis sabana), also known as the Sabah grizzled langur, is a species of monkey in the family Cercopithecidae. It was formerly considered a subspecies of Hose's langur, Presbytis hosei (as Presbytis hosei sabana).[2][3][4] The Saban grizzled langur is native to the island of Borneo in the province of Sabah in Malaysia, with part of its range in Indonesia.[1][4] It is listed as endangered by the IUCN due primarily to habitat loss, fragmentation and hunting.[1]

Saban grizzled langur
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Presbytis
P. sabana
Binomial name
Presbytis sabana
(Thomas, 1893)
Presbytis hosei subspecies distribution.png
Range shown in darker brown (i.e., for P. h. sabana)


The Saban grizzled langur is mostly gray, with white underparts and black hands and feet. [4] Saban grizzled langurs range from 48 centimetres (19 in) to 56 centimetres (22 in) long excluding tail and have a tail length ranging from 64 centimetres (25 in) to 84 centimetres (33 in).[4] Males weigh from 6 kilograms (13 lb) to 7 kilograms (15 lb) while females weight between 5.5 kilograms (12 lb) and 6 kilograms (13 lb).[4]

Diet & behaviourEdit

The Saban grizzled langur is arboreal and diurnal.[4] It lives in groups of about seven animals including a single adult male.[4] Males who are not part of a group are solitary.[4] It has a varied diet consisting of leaves, fruit, seeds, flowers, insects and bark, and it also consumes mineral-rich mud.[4] It sometimes associates with the maroon langur.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Nijman, V. & Manullang, B. (2008). "Presbytis hosei ssp. sabana". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T39810A10269995. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T39810A10269995.en. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  2. ^ "Presbytis sabana". American Society of Mammalogists. Retrieved 2020-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Presbytis sabana". ITIS. Retrieved 2020-04-10. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Mitchell, Art (2016). Rowe, Noel; Myers, Marc (eds.). All the World's Primates. Pogonias Press. pp. 570–571. ISBN 9781940496061.