Black-footed gray langur

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Black-footed gray langur[1]
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Semnopithecus
S. hypoleucos
Binomial name
Semnopithecus hypoleucos
Blyth, 1841
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Black-footed gray langur range

The black-footed gray langur (Semnopithecus hypoleucos) is an Old World monkey, one of the species of langurs. This, like other gray langurs, is a leaf-eating monkey found in south India.


The black-footed gray langur was previously considered to be a subspecies of Semnopithecus entellus. Research done in 2003 by Brandon-Jones may indicate that it is a subspecies of Semnopithecus dussumieri. Some experts believe that the species may be a naturally occurring hybrid of Trachypithecus johnii and Semnopithecus dussumieri.[3]


This black-footed gray langur is distributed throughout south-western India (Goa, Karnataka and Kerala), but is centred on the Western Ghats. Its total range is around 35,000 km2, with the species living inside and outside of protected areas.[3]

Conservation status[edit]

It is classified as vulnerable due to a predicted (as of 2008) 30% decline in population that is expected to happen within three generations or about 30 years.[3]


  1. ^ 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. ^ Singh, M. & Molur, S. (2008). "Semnopithecus hypoleucos". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T39838A10275235. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T39838A10275235.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Semnopithecus hypoleucos (Black-footed Gray Langur, Dark-legged Malabar Langur, Malabar Sacred Langur)". Retrieved 4 December 2016.