Definition of douc langur in English:

douc langur

(also douc monkey)


  • A langur with black, white, and orange fur, native to the tropical rainforests of SE Asia.

    Pygathrix nemaeus, family Cercopithecidae

    • ‘The RNase1 gene was duplicated twice in ancestral ruminants at least 40 MYA, and it was also duplicated in the douc langur, an Asian colobine, approximately 4 MYA.’
    • ‘Here we use both computational and experimental approaches to address these questions in a study of the pancreatic ribonuclease gene and its duplicate gene in a leaf-eating colobine monkey, douc langur.’
    • ‘The critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey was discovered in the 1980s, and the gray-shanked douc langur was discovered in just the last few years.’


Late 18th century douc via French from Vietnamese.


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