Langur

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Gray langur[1]
( or Hanuman Langur[2])
Gray Langur family at Mudumalai National Park
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Colobinae
Genus: Semnopithecus
Desmarest, 1822
Rough distributions of the species

The Gray Langur or Hanuman Langur (Semnopithecus) is a genus of monkey. They are found in southeast Asia. The word "langur" means 'having a long tail.'[source?] It is commonly called the Leaf Monkey. They usually live in small groups of between 2 and 10 individuals. They mainly eat leaves, as well as some fruit. Langur spend most of their time in trees. They have white fur and black faces.

References[change | edit source]

  1. Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 174–175. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=12100693.
  2. Vivek Menon (2003). J. C. Daniel, A.J.T. Johnsingh; Ajith Kumar; Nameer P. Ommer; Anwaruddin Choudhury;. ed. Indian Mammals,. Dorling Kindersley.from the entry on Hanuman Langur, p.37: "There are several races of Hanuman langur, differing in colour and size. Scientists are currently debating whether this langur is a single species with several sub-species, or whether these are different species."