(Martin Aveling/Fauna & Flora International)
The new monkey's population only consists of 260-330 individuals, according to the primatologists, so the species is classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. All other species of snub-nosed monkeys, found in parts of China and Vietnam, are considered to be endangered.
Mark Rose, Chief Executive of Fauna & Flora International said, "We are committed to taking immediate conservation action to safeguard the survival of this important new species together with our partners and local communities in Myanmar."
While no video footage of the new species exists yet, the IUCN a few years ago released the following video showing another species of snub-nosed monkey. The monkeys aren't sneezing, but the video will give you a better idea of what their distinctive noses and lips look like.