Introducing the douc (Pygathrix nemaeus, Pygathrix nigripes, Pygathrix cinereus)... | WWF

Introducing the douc (Pygathrix nemaeus, Pygathrix nigripes, Pygathrix cinereus)...

Posted on
01 September 2005
There are three species of “Doucs”: red-shanked douc langur (Pygathrix nemaeus), black-shanked douc langur (P. nigripes) and grey-shanked douc langur (P. cinerea).

The three species of douc are endemic to Indochina (Vietnam, Lao PDR and Cambodia), which means that they are found nowhere else on earth.

Population sizes are not yet known, but it is believed there are just a few thousand left in the wild.

Doucs represent a significant contribution to the outstanding biodiversity value of the Greater Annamites and are a globally significant species.