New Abominable Snub-Nosed Monkey: Photo

Posted by: Loren Coleman on October 29th, 2010

Primatologist Ngwe Lwin took a photograph of the Rhinopithecus strykeri snub-nosed monkey, in early 2010, that had been harvested for food in Myanmar. It would be noted as newly discovered this week.

“A new species of snub-nosed monkey, genus Rhinopithecus Milne-Edwards, 1872 (Primates, Colobinae), from northern Kachin state, northeastern Myanmar” by Thomas Geissmann, Ngwe Lwin, Saw Soe Aung, Thet Naing Aung, Zin Myo Aung, Tony Htin Hla, Mark Grindley, Frank Momberg. Article first published online: 27 OCT 2010; American Journal of Primatology.

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Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

3 Responses to “New Abominable Snub-Nosed Monkey: Photo”

  1. graybear responds:

    I’m sorry the monkey had to be killed to be proven to exist. However, once the Hollywood types get a load of that photo, the survival of the species is guaranteed, if only in the endless stream of vampire monkey movies which will be inflicted upon us all. Nosfermonktu, maybe?

  2. sparklebug responds:

    I agree but, what a find! Does anyone know if that was an adult? I know that the population in that area is a small human being but, that primate is over half as tall as the woman standing behind it. Its amazing the animals that we find on this planet!!!!

  3. Ethologist responds:

    Great photos, unique looking monkey. Personally I am really interested to hear more about the alleged sneezing behavior they engage in when raining. If any videos or information about the accuracy of the “sneezing fits” becomes available, please post.

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