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Mammalia > Primates > Cercopithecidae > Trachypithecus

Trachypithecus pileatus Blyth, 1843 – Capped Langur

Taxonomic Notes:

Capped Langur has 4 subspecies recognized viz. T. p. pileatus, T. p. durga, T. p. brahma, T. p. tenebricus.

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

Indian and global distribution:
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Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is distributed in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and India. In India, it can be found in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur. It is largely an arboreal species that inhabits tropical and semitropical dry forests. It feeds on leaves, flowersand fruits.

Conservation Ststus:

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

According to IUCN Red List assessment, population of this species is decreasing all over its range. There are no recent estimates of its population. It is believed to be a commonest langur in NE India, but its population has decreased substantially overall. Threat to its existence mainly come from habitat fragmentation owing to anthropogenic activities such as logging, expansion of agriculture and plantation, mining, residential and commercial development. In some areas it is hunted for food too.

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Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bayani, A. 2022. Trachypithecus pileatus Blyth, 1843 – Capped Langur. A. Bayani, R. Chakravarty, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (editors). Mammals of India, v. 1.13. editors.
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