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Nilgiri langur

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Nilgiri langur[1]
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Faimily: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Trachypithecus
Species group: T. vetulus
Species: T. johnii
Binomial name
Trachypithecus johnii
(J. Fischer, 1829)
Nilgiri langur range

The Nilgiri langur (Trachypithecus johnii) is a lutung (a teep o Auld Warld lug) foond in the Nilgiri Hills o the Wastren Ghats in Sooth Indie. Its range includes Kodagu in Karnataka an aw, Kodayar Hills in Tamil Nadu, an mony ither hilly auries in Kerala an Tamil Nadu. This primate haes glossy black fur on its boou an gowden broun fur on its heid. It is similar in size an lang-tailed like the gray langurs. Females hae a white patch o fur on the inner thigh. It teepically lives in troops o nine tae ten monkeys.[2] Its diet consists o fruits, shuits an leaves. The species is vulnerable due tae deforestation an poachin for its fur an flesh, the latter believit tae hae aphrodisiac properties.[3]

In a tree
A adult NIlgiri Langur in the Periyar Naitional Pairk an Wildlife Sanctuar, Kerala


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  1. Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M (eds.). Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 178. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. a b Singh, M.; Kumar, A. & Molur, S. (2008). "Trachypithecus johnii". IUCN Reid Leet o Threatened Species. Version 2008. Internaitional Union for Conservation o Naitur. Retrieved 4 Januar 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |last-author-amp= (help)CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. Malviya, M.; Srivastav, A.; Nigam, P.; Tyagi, P. C. (2011). "Indian National Studbook of Nilgiri Langur (Trachypithecus johnii)" (PDF). Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun an Central Zoo Authority, New Delhi.
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