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Mammalia > Primates > Cercopithecidae > Semnopithecus

Semnopithecus ajax Pocock, 1928 – Kashmir Grey Langur

Taxonomic Notes:

Kashmir Grey Langur or Chamba Langur was once considered as a subspecies of Northern Grey Langur Semnopithecus entellus, now treated as a separate species. 

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

Indian and global distribution:
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Status, Habitat and Habits:

Kashmir Grey Langur has a very restricted distribution especially at higher elevations i.e. between 2200 m to 4000 m. Its range include Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. It is mainly reported from Chamba valley in Himachal Pradesh. This species is largely arboreal but can be found sometimes on ground. It is largely a leaf-eating species that may sometimes take to ripe and unripe fruits.

Conservation Status:

This species is listed as Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (

According to IUCN Red List assessment population of this species is declining at an alarming rate. There is no estimate of its population. Due to it extremely restricted distribution, it is more vulnerable to habitat fragmentation which causes a major threat to it. Anthropogenic activities such as logging, residential and commercial development. 

Mammalia > Primates > Cercopithecidae > Semnopithecus

Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bayani, A. 2023. Semnopithecus ajax Pocock, 1928 – Kashmir Grey Langur. A. Bayani, R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.
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