Loris lydekkerianus Cabrera, 1908 – Slender Loris
This species was considered to be a subspecies under Red Slender Loris Loris tardigradus once but now it is recognised as a distinct and separate species. Grey Slender Loris is endemic to southern India and Sri Lanka. Out of its four subspecies Mysore Slender Loris L. l. lydekkerianus and Malabar Slender L. l. malabaricus are endemic to S. India whereas L. l. nordicus and L. l. grandis are endemic to Sri Lanka.
Both the Indian subspecies of Grey Slender Loris are listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).
Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bayani, A. 2021. Loris lydekkerianus Cabrera, 1908 – Slender Loris. Ramachandran, V., A. Bayani, R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.