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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Primates
Family:Cercopithecidae
Genus:Semnopithecus
Genus species:Semnopithecus entellus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:41-78 cm
Weight:5.4-23.6 kg
Identification:The common langur has either gray or gray-brown fur tinged with yellow. It has a whitish crown, underparts, and tail tip. Some populations have a crest on the crown.
Habitat:Forests, scrub, farmlands, urban areas
Diet:Omnivore: leaves, seeds, nuts, fruit, grain, sap, insect larvae
Reproduction:Breeding takes place every other year. Females carry their offspring for 200 days before giving birth. The usual age for weaning is 8-10 months.
Common langurs travel in groups of 15-25 animals. They are either stable, mixed groups or all male groups.
Behavior:Largely arboreal, common langurs are also often found near temples.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Common langurs have a mutually beneficial relationship with chital: they sit in trees, feeding on leaves, and the unused portions fall to the ground where chital can feed upon them.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Asia Date:1958-1988 Subjects:primate
Common langur
Hanuman langur
Gray langur
monkey
Langurs
Colobine monkeys
Cercopithecidae
Monkeys
Primates
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata