ACTA THERIOLOGICA SINICA ›› 2018, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (4): 420-425.DOI: 10.16829/j.slxb.150100

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The survey of population size, distribution and sleeping caves of François’langur (Trachypithecus francoisi)in Yezhong Nature Reserve

DENG Huaiqing,ZHOU Jiang#br#   

  1. School of Life Sciences,Guizhou Normal University
  • Online:2018-07-30 Published:2018-07-18


邓怀庆 周江   

  1. 贵州师范大学生命科学学院
  • 通讯作者: 周江

Abstract: The population, distribution and sleeping caves of wild François’ languor (Trachypithecus francoisi) in Yezhong Nature Reserve were investigated by the interviews and field survey methods from January to April 2016. The results showed that there were total 16 groups (119 individuals) within in and around the Yezhong Nature Reserve, nine groups in the reserve, and seven groups outside of the reserve. The results also indicate that the François’ languors were sleeping in 23 caves. The average altitude of these caves is 1065 ±289.14 meters with the range 724-1638 meters, and the distance from the water source is 46.66 ± 17.46 meters with the range 20-90 meters. François' langurs’ sleeping caves are commonly located in evergreen broad-leaf deciduous mixed forests or bushes; the slope is generally above 75°, and far away from residential areas. To protect these valuable and unique wild François’ langurs, more protection should focus on the present habitats that still exist. Practical and effective protective measures must be established which include strengthening the management of reserve caves and expanding the protection range.

Key words: François' langurs, Population size, Sleeping Caves, Yezhong Nature Reserve

关键词: 野钟自然保护区, 黑叶猴, 种群大小, 夜宿洞穴