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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Non-plant material consumed include spider webs, termite mounds and insect larvae. Phylogenetic evidence supports at least three species a north Indian, a south Indian and a Sri Lankan species. Births are spaced every 2 years or so. Non-plant material consumed include spider webs, termite mounds and even cremated human remains.

Hanuman Langur

Alloparenting occurs among langurs, starting when the infants reach two years of age. Rec Zool Surv India.

Uttar Pradesh Journal of Zoology. At this highly seasonal location, low-abundance winter December-March foods include leaf buds, ripe fruit, and the fallback food of evergreen mature leaves. This makes the females come into oestrus quicker, so the new leaders can start to father their own offspring.


Primate Factsheets: Gray langur (Semnopithecus) Taxonomy, Morphology, & Ecology

Gray langur diets change seasonally as well hqnuman shifts in food abundance. Madras gray langur, tufted gray langur; S. While females remain in their natal groups, males will leave when they reach adulthood. Infants spend their first week attach themselves to their mothers’ chests and mostly just suckle or sleep. Females within a group are matrilineally related. Gray langurs are diurnal. Female gray langurs do not make it obvious that they are in hamuman.

When resting in trees, they generally prefer the highest branches.

Langurs from the southern part of their range are smaller than those from the north. You must have JavaScript enabled to fill out this form.

Higher ranking females are more reproductively successful than lower ranking ones. They use squeaks and shrieks to communicate stress. They will also make bipedal hops, climbing and descending supports with the body upright, and leaps.


Gray langurs are recorded to make a number of vocalizations: Asian Primates Journal 4 1: However, if the mother dies, the infant usually follows. Hanuman langur, sacred langur, Indian langur; S.

Gray langurs are primarily herbivores. Applied Animal Behaviour Science.

Gray langur

Gray langurs have been seen swimming after accidentally falling into water Agoramoorthy However, unlike some other colobines they do not exclusively eat leaves and leaf buds of herbs, but also coniferous needles and cones, fruits hanumn fruit buds, evergreen petioles, shoots and roots, seeds, grass, bamboo, fern rhizomes, mosses, and lichens. Splaying their front feet out in this fashion enables these langur monkeys langud lap up water easily.

Infanticide by males and its implications.

Uses authors parameter CS1 maint: Wikispecies has information related to gray langur. Gray langurs live sympatrically with a number of other primates across their distribution, including Macaca sp.