Southern plains gray langur

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Southern plains gray langur[1]
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Semnopithecus
Species: 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)

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

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


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