The picture shows have been found five golden monkey: The picture shows the Nujiang golden monkey; thumbnail from left to right: Sichuan The golden monkey, golden monkey, Vietnam Yunnan golden monkey, the Guizhou golden monkey. Mapping: the Cai Huawei
a few days ago, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, news release, is confirmed, the new primate species live in Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province in China the world’s fifth species of golden monkey, and tentatively named the “Nujiang golden monkey”. The discovery of the Nujiang golden monkey, just the fourth golden monkey – Vietnamese snub-nosed monkey discovered 100 years apart.
golden monkey family hundred years later to add new course amazing, but the golden monkey’s survival status quo should be a cause for concern: the the Nujiang snub-nosed monkey populations presumably will spend the remaining 300 have been critically endangered, living in our country The total number of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou golden monkey, but more than 20,000.
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences recently released news that the researchers through DNA testing and analysis, for the first time affirmed at the molecular level Nujiang golden monkey presence in China as the world’s fifth species of golden monkey. Prior to this, the world recognized as the golden monkey, golden monkey, four kinds of Sichuan snub-nosed monkey, the Yunnan golden monkey, the Guizhou golden monkey, and Vietnam, the first three of which are distributed in our country.
However, according to current understanding of the extremely limited circumstances, experts believe that the new discovery of the golden monkey population is not optimistic. How to be scientific and effective monitoring, protection and research, has become an urgent mission-critical.
hard to find, Nujiang the Gaoligongshan found black hair golden monkey
primates colobus monkeys subfamily snub-nosed monkeys are so-called “golden monkey”, due to the 1870 world species of golden monkey – Sichuan Golden Monkeys presents a golden named. How the number of species of golden monkey in the world? Many researchers are convinced: far more than the four kinds.
in early 2010, researchers of the Wildlife Conservation International in Myanmar, Kachin State, northeast of primate surveys, to collect a complete snub-nosed monkey cadavers. The researchers excitedly judge the new species differs from any known primate, it is looking for years of the fifth species of snub-nosed monkey. 2011, the authority of the Primate Research publications – United States, “primates magazine published this outcome.
this new species in vivo? Population? Where is the habitat?
After careful scientific analysis, the chief scientist of the Nature Conservancy projects in China, China’s primate team leader Long Yong Cheng infer that this monkey is likely to be distributed in Yunnan, bordering Myanmar in some mountainous, especially Bi Luo Snow Mountain and Gaoligongshan. Because early in 1988, Long Yong Cheng Yunlong county in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture and the Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture Lanping County Yunnan snub-nosed monkey survey, had heard this monkey.
in October 2011, the month-long visits to explore new species of golden monkey in the Bi Luo Snow Mountain started. “This is the first expedition for this new species in China, the players were from south to north across the Nujiang Prefecture, filtered water, Fugong and the Gongshan three counties, the pinecone village until Tibet.” Long Yong Cheng said that, unfortunately, is, the players did not find conclusive evidence of the existence of new species of snub-nosed monkey in the Bi Luo Snow Mountain.
twists and turns, surprises the Gaoligongshan Savage Hill. In the early morning of October 16, 2011, six S & P, the local rangers on patrol accidentally photographed a black body hair primates. The photos to the Long Yong Cheng hand, proved to be a new species of snub-nosed monkey is the expedition team members this quest.
March this year, the Nu River State Forest System staff again found in the Nujiang the state Gaoligongshan National Nature Reserve in this new golden monkey population, staff photographed image data, collected stool specimens .
DNA testing to confirm the identity of genetic differences with the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey has been in existence about 57 years
snub-nosed monkey discovered in the territory of Nujiang Prefecture, new populations found in Myanmar, the golden monkey population is with a new population? There is no conclusive scientific evidence, and no one dared to jump to conclusions.
“it is a snub-nosed monkeys, can be determined for the golden monkey, but the external form of point of view, it is distinctly different with the four known golden monkey.” Long Yong Cheng introduced this snub-nosed monkey body covered with dense black hair, head, there are a handful of slender and forward curly black hair, ear, cheek there are a handful of white hair, white beard, the perineum is also white, with the same life in Yunnan on the chin the territory of Yunnan snub-nosed monkey are very different.
, however, questioned still: this snub-nosed monkey and the Yunnan golden monkey, the living environment is very similar to the distance between the two habitats far, the snub-nosed monkey is not possible is the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey “next of kin”?It is understood that the new discovery of the golden monkey population living west of the Nujiang, Yunnan golden monkey live in Lancang and Nujiang roughly parallel flowing east, between the two populations are separated by two river, where the existence of the Nujiang golden monkey at least 100 years, infer the reproductive isolation of the two golden monkey may be 60 years or so, the newly discovered golden monkey with four known golden monkey belong to separate species.
Long Yong Cheng said, the results of genetic analysis of Chinese and foreign experts in the genetic laboratory of the German Primate Center also showed that genetic differences of this snub-nosed monkey and the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey has been in existence for about 57 years .
Long Yong Shing the Nujiang found new species of snub-nosed monkey and pictures sent to the world’s primate team leader, Mr. Mittermaier, and the latter affirmed. This new species was first discovered in our country is located in Nujiang Prefecture, Yunnan Province territory, So Long Yong Cheng its Chinese name is tentatively scheduled for the “River golden monkey.
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming Institute of Zoology Zhang Yaping Academy of Sciences group and Yunnan University in Li researcher group collected from Nujiang golden monkey fecal DNA testing. Yu Li said, “We will be the DNA sequence of the four known golden monkey comparison, analysis and found it the lowest similarity with the Vietnamese snub-nosed monkey, 92.2%; 96.7% similarity with the Yunnan golden monkey. In Myanmar snub-nosed monkey species similarity found in the highest, reaching 98.2%. This results in the Nujiang golden monkey population for the Chinese snub-nosed monkey. “
recently, Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences officially released the results, the first affirmed at the molecular level of our country to survive the new species of golden monkey, and identified the the Nujiang golden monkey as the existence of the world’s fifth species of golden monkey. At this point, the distance of human discovered in 1912, exactly 100 years the world’s fourth golden monkey – Vietnamese snub-nosed monkey.
new population may be the only 300, the golden monkey family hovering on the brink of extinction
Nujiang golden monkey discovery is only the beginning, although its population is unclear, but experts said that, according to current understanding of the situation, the Nujiang golden monkey population is not optimistic. Long Yong Cheng estimates, it is likely that only 300 have been critically endangered.
Long Yong Cheng survey found that Savage shooting Nujiang golden monkey mountain and its surrounding, logging, road construction, poaching and other human activities, are a serious threat to the survival of the Nujiang golden monkey. In fact, the entire family of snub-nosed monkey has been hovering at the brink of extinction. According to rough statistics, the Sichuan snub-nosed monkey is the only remaining more than 20,000; Yunnan Golden Monkey 3000; Guizhou golden monkey found only in Guizhou Fanjingshan has less than 1000.
“must start as soon as the the Nujiang golden monkey protection and system.” Yu Li stressed that biodiversity has an important ecological functions, and a variety of biological interdependence and mutual restraint, jointly maintain the ecosystem structure and the normal operation of the extinction of any species will affect the ecological balance, ecological imbalance, all living organisms, including humans, will have an impact. “
Nujiang State Nature Reserve Administration, Office of the Deputy He Xiaodong, director, said the Authority has to arrange to the Nujiang golden monkey-infested areas to focus on patrol and monitoring, while strengthening the publicity to further enhance the protection awareness of the protected areas surrounding the masses.
Long Yong Cheng believes that in terms of biodiversity conservation, human beings have done is not enough. Such a large new primate species in the Nature Conservation was established nearly 30 years after the first discovered, exposed the usual monitoring and research work there are many shortcomings, but it is also an opportunity to remind our Gaoligongshan there are many secrets waiting to be discovered and explore, but also makes us aware that strengthen the protection of biodiversity and research is desperately needed. “He hoped that China and Myanmar both sides to find the Nujiang golden monkey as an opportunity to strengthen cooperation and jointly promote the two countries border areas of biodiversity conservation.
leaving Long Yong Cheng great expectations, has been Biluo snow-capped mountains surrounding the village to collect information infested by a similar snub-nosed monkey primates. Whether there is still no one knows the world’s sixth species of golden monkey? Nearly Nail Long Yong Cheng and Nujiang Prefecture Bureau of Forestry is about to start a new round of Bi Luo Snow Mountain expedition, to continue to explore the lush mountain jungle …
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