Western purple-faced langur

Western purple-faced langur

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Semnopithecus vetulus nestor

The western purple-faced langur, also known as the north lowland wetzone purple-faced langur, is a subspecies of purple-faced langur endemic to Sri Lanka. It lives in the wet zone in western Sri Lanka around the former capital city of Colombo. The subspecies is generally gray-brown with lighter whiskers, a gray rump patch, and dark forearms and legs. Typical length is between 48 and 67 centimetres excluding tail, with a 59 to 85 centimetres tail. On average, males weigh 8.5 kilograms and females weigh 7.8 kilograms .

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References

1. Western purple-faced langur Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_purple-faced_langur
2. Western purple-faced langur on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/39844/17988280

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