View Full Version : Revised Classification of the Common/Hanuman Langur

Abhishek Jamalabad
04-06-2011, 11:22 AM
Found this today while browsing on the net for info about Common Langurs. Posted it with my Langur photograph in the mammals section... thought of also posting it here as a separate thread.

The revised classification lists 7 distinct species- Semnopithecus ajax, S. dussumieri, S. entellus, S. hector, S. hypoleucos, S. priam, S. schistaceus- which were earlier all included as subspecies under one species, Semnopithecus entellus. Some of these species are supported by phylogenetic theories, while others still lack evidence.

References and citation:
Gray langur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_langur)
Mammal Species of the World - Browse: Semnopithecus (http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=12100693)
Primate Factsheets: Gray langur (Semnopithecus) Taxonomy, Morphology, & Ecology (http://pin.primate.wisc.edu/factsheets/entry/gray_langur) (recommended)

Sabyasachi Patra
14-06-2011, 03:22 PM
Thanks Abhishek,
There are some good info in those links. Our member Chetan Nag is researching on langurs. May be he can throw some more light on this.