Northern plains gray langur

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Northern plains gray langur[1]
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Semnopithecus
Species: S. entellus
Binomial name
Semnopithecus entellus
(Dufresne, 1797)
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Northern Plains Gray Langur range
(blue — native, red — introduced)

The northern plains gray langur (Semnopithecus entellus) is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in India on the lowlands north of the Godavari and Krishna rivers and south of the Ganges.[1] It is thought to be introduced to western Bangladesh by Hindu pilgrims on the bank of the Jalangi River.[2] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss.[2]

The southern plains gray langur (Semnopithecus dussumieri) was previously classified as a subspecies of S. entellus, i.e., S. entellus dussumieri.[3]

References[edit]

  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. 166. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b c Mitra, S. & Molur, S. (2008). "Semnopithecus entellus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Groves, C. P. & Chhangani, A. (2008). "Semnopithecus dussumieri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 3 August 2015.