Scientists discover new monkey species, but it is already endangered

Scientists discover a new primate species in Myanmar, identified as Popa langur, a leaf-eating monkey living in the Popa Mount of the Southeast Asian country.

In a research paper released by the Zoological Studies, an academic journal based in Kunming City of southwest China, scientists described the monkey as "dark brown or gray-brown on the dorsum, with a sharply contrasting gray or whitish venter" and its face is black with "broad white rings fully encircling the eyes." 

The monkey, though new to animal studies, is already at risk of extinction, with only 200-250 members left in the world today, according to the paper.

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