Southern plains gray langur

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Southern plains gray langur[1]
Southern plains grey langur (Semnopithecus dussumieri) male.jpg
male, Kanha National Park, India
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Semnopithecus
S. dussumieri
Binomial name
Semnopithecus dussumieri
(I. Geoffroy, 1843)
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Southern plains gray langur range
  • achates (Pocock, 1928)
  • anchises (Blyth, 1844)
  • elissa (Pocock, 1928)
  • iulus (Pocock, 1928)
  • priamellus (Pocock, 1928)
Semnopithecus dussumieri(Southern plains grey langur) sitting on a park bench in Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneshwar

The southern plains gray langur (Semnopithecus dussumieri) is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in south west and west central India.[1] Commonly known as Hanuman langur, this is the most widely found species of langur in India.


It had been previously recognized as a subspecies of the northern plains gray langur, Semnopithecus entellus, i.e., Semnopithecus entellus dussumieri.[2]


Typical habitat includes rural and forested areas. However, they can be seen in several cities as well. They usually reside and forage in groups.


  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ a b Groves, C. P. & Chhangani, A. (2008). "Semnopithecus dussumieri". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T39835A10274796. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T39835A10274796.en. Retrieved 12 January 2018.

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