The Facebook pages of WCSG are reporting that,
Twenty-six troops from rain forests and home gardens around Galle and Matara Districts have been observed during this study. While recording observations, the team found 30 individuals with unusual white colour morph in 14 troops.
The new colour morph was named as the Galanthus colour morph.
Galanthus colour morph was mainly observed among troops mainly from rain forest and rain forest associated habitats. Determination of genetic or taxonomic differences among the sub-species of these monkeys requires molecular and morphological studies.
Wildlife Conservation Society of Galle was established in 1993 in collaboration with the Maritime Museum of Galle. The society is registered in the Central Environmental Authority more via Facebook
The hilly virgin rainforest, part of the Sri Lanka lowland rain forests ecoregion, was saved from the worst of commercial logging by its inaccessibility, and was designated a World Biosphere Reserve in 1978 and a World Heritage Site in 1988. It is also a World Heritage Site by UNESCO
According to media reports, the researchers of Wildlife Conservation Society have confirmed that the new colour was not an albino of the common black monkey found in Sinharaja forest reserve.