The Hanuman Langur is grey washed with buff or silvery shades. Their hands and feet are black and they have long tails for balancing on tree limbs. They are. Hanuman Langur (or Grey Langur). Scientific Name. Semnopithecus entellus. Range. Western Bangladesh and eastern India. Habitats. Forest. What do they eat. Gray langurs are large and fairly terrestrial, inhabiting forest, open lightly wooded habitats, and urban areas on the Indian subcontinent.

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It has a yellowish-white coloration, especially on the ventrum and some brown on the dorsum and limbs with the forelimbs darkest Groves ; Brandon-Jones Female gray langurs do not make it obvious that they are in estrous. They possibly occur in Afghanistan.

Langurs will raid crops and steal food from houses and this causes people to persecute them. Langurs can leap 3.

Bark is eaten mostly in times of food scarcity and rarely at other times Sharma Other threats include open cast mining, fire damage, grazing, ground litter removal, and hanumzn forest products including wood for fuel, fodder, fruits, gums, seeds, and medicinal plants.

Records of the Zoological Survey of India. Langru rainfall is Alloparenting occurs among langurs, starting when the infants reach two years habuman age. As they approach their sixth week of life, infants vocalize more.

This happens even in protected areas, with deaths by automobile collisions making nearly a quarter of mortality in Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India.

Some evidence suggests multiple-male groups are temporary and exist only after a takeover, and subsequently split into one-male and all-male groups. Infanticide by males and its implications.


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This is the must-do Retrieved 24 December Because of their sacred status and their less aggressive behavior compared to other primates, langurs are generally not considered pests in many parts of India. Most species are found at low to moderate altitudes, but the Nepal gray langur and Lanngur gray langur occur up to 4, metres 13, ft in the Himalayas.

Females lxngur even been recorded mounting other females. Rec Zool Surv India. Extant species of family Cercopithecidae Old World monkeys subfamily Colobinae.

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Init was recommended that several distinctive former subspecies should be given species status, so that seven species are recognized. In multi-male groups, the highest ranking male fathers most of the offspring followed by the next ranking males and even outside males will father young. Langurs at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, RajasthanWhile many populations of gray langurs are stable, in some areas they are declining, and both the black-footed gray langur and Kashmir gray langur are considered threatened.

The taxonomy of the gray langur is debated, and until recently, all gray langurs were subsumed under one species, S. In nanuman following months, the infants are capable of quadrupedal locomotion and can walk, run and jump by the second and third months.

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As ofthe authors of Mammal Species of the World lanfur the following seven Semnopithecus species [1]. Hanuman langur, sacred langur, Indian langur; S. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from August In multiple-male groups, the costs for infanticidal males are likely to be high as the other males may protect the infants and they can’t ensure that they’ll sire young with other males around.


Among the species, S. Accessed December Indian wildlife resources ecology and development.

India has laws prohibiting the capturing or killing of langurs. Externally the various species mainly differ in the darkness of the hands and feet, the overall color and the presence or absence of a crest. Nepal gray langur S. However, unlike some other colobines they do not depend on leaves and leaf buds of herbs, but will also eat coniferous needles and cones, fruits and fruit buds, evergreen petiolesshoots and roots, seeds, grass, bamboofern rhizomes, mossesand lichens.

Groves recognizes laangur species and his taxonomy is followed herein. In fact, gray langurs inhabit ahnuman city of Jodhpur, India, a city of over a million inhabitants Waite et al.

Views Read Edit View history. Gray langurs or Hanuman langursthe most widespread langurs of the Indian Subcontinentare a group of Old World monkeys constituting the entirety of the genus Semnopithecus.

Explicit use of et al. The body is mid-sized hanyman a gray langur Brandon-Jones Upon sighting snakes, gray langurs have been seen to mob the reptiles Srivastava Some populations have only multiple-male groups as mixed sex groups, while others have only one-male groups as mixed sexed groups.

Females usually give birth to a single infant, although twins do occur. Langurs are preyed upon by leopards, dholes and tigers.