( or Hanuman Langur)
|Gray Langur family at Mudumalai National Park|
|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.
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- 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.
- Vivek Menon (2003). J. C. Daniel, A.J.T. Johnsingh; Ajith Kumar; Nameer P. Ommer; Anwaruddin Choudhury;, eds. 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."