Nepal gray langur

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Nepal gray langur
Langur at Cheri Goemba.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Semnopithecus
Species: S. schistaceus
Binomial name
Semnopithecus schistaceus[2]
Hodgson, 1840
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Nepal Gray Langur range

Nepal gray langur (Semnopithecus schistaceus) is a gray langur endemic to the Himalayas in Nepal, far southwestern Tibet, northern India, northern Pakistan, Bhutan and possibly Afghanistan. It is found in forests at an altitude of 1,500 to 4,000 metres (4,900 to 13,100 ft).[1] Its easternmost limit in India is Buxa Tiger Reserve in northern West Bengal, at least up to the Rydak river.[3][4]

The Nepal gray langur is both terrestrial and arboreal, and eats leaves.[1] At 26.5 kilograms (58 lb), the heaviest langur ever recorded was a male Nepal gray langur.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Kumar, A.; Yongzu, Z. & Molur, S. (2008). "Semnopithecus schistaceus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  2. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 174. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494. 
  3. ^ Choudhury, A.U. (2007). The eastern limit of distribution of the hanuman langur Semnopithecus entellus Dufresne. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 104 (2): 199–200.
  4. ^ Choudhury, A.U. (2009). Further changes in the eastern limit of distribution of the hanuman langur Semnopithecus entellus Dufresne. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 106(1): 90–91.
  5. ^ Brandon-Jones, D. (2004). A taxonomic revision of the langurs and leaf monkeys ( Primates: Colobinae) of South Asia. Zoos Print Journal 19: 1552–1594