Species Details

@Samiul Mohsanin, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka

Capped Langur Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Trachypithecus pileatus
Family : Cercopithecidae
Order : Primates
Class : Mammalia
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Capped Leaf Monkey, Capped Monkey
Habitat : Forest
Description : Capped langurs have black fur on their head, arms, and legs, while the fur on their body is grayish-black. They have a white or light gray cap on their head, which gives them their name.

They are medium-sized monkeys, with a body length of about 50-70 cm (20-28 inches) and a weight of 4-8 kg (8.8-17.6 pounds).

Their diet consists mainly of leaves, fruits, flowers, and seeds.

Capped langurs are arboreal, spending most of their time in trees. They are social animals and live in groups of up to 20 individuals. Within the group, there is a dominance hierarchy based on age and sex.

Females reach sexual maturity at around 3-4 years of age and give birth to a single offspring after a gestation period of around 6 months.

They are found in a variety of forest habitats, including tropical rainforests, deciduous forests, and mangrove swamps.

The capped langur is classified as Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) due to habitat loss and hunting for their meat and body parts.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by: Asad U. Tanvir, Department of Zoology, Jagannath University, Dhaka; reviewed by: Muntasir Akash, Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka; Taxonomic Checklist: Red List of Bangladesh Volume 2: Mammals, 2015, IUCN; information sources: iucnredlist.org, Khan 2018 (Photographic guide to the wildlife of Bangladesh), photo credit: Samiul Mohsanin, (Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka), photo copyright: Samiul Mohsanin. For more information please contact with us.