NORTHERN PLAINS LANGUR/Behaviour, Distribution, Habitat, Size, Weight, IUCN stetus


DESCRIPTION: The most widely spread langur in India, S. entellus is a crestless, average-sized langur, overall yellowish brown or pale orange, ventrally suffused with buff on the chest. It differs in this manner from the langurs south of the River Tapti, which have a backward-looped tail. It differs from the Himalayan Langur in being smaller, not having a mane or moustachial stripe and in the colour of the back, which is greyish black in the Himalayan Langur.

BEHAVIOUR: Male langurs possess a harem and do not tolerate subadults or
even very young males in the troop. The absence of subadult males in troops makes the langur society more peaceful compared with that of macaques.

DISTRIBUTION: Found across northern India, south of the River Ganges, westof Bikaner in Rajasthan and eastern Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, southern Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, north–eastern Maharashtra and Odisha. In the south–west, up to River Narmada. In central India, it is found up to River Godavari and in the south–east, it goes up to River Krishna.

HABITAT: All habitats except desert, and
also found near human settlements.

Size: 55–75 cm 

Wt: 9–11 kg

IUCN Status: Least Concern


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