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Purple-faced langur

Trachypithecus vetulus


The purple-faced langur (Trachypithecus vetulus), also known as the purple-faced leaf monkey, is a species of Old World monkey that is endemic to Sri Lanka.There are four distinct subspecies of purple-faced langur: Southern lowland wetzone purple-faced langur, Trachypithecus vetulus vetulus Western purple-faced langur or north lowland wetzone purple-faced langur, Trachypithecus vetulus nestor Dryzone purple-faced langur, Trachypithecus vetulus philbricki Montane purple-faced langur or Bear Monkey, Trachypithecus vetulus monticola


The purple-faced langur is found in closed canopy forests in Sri Lanka's mountains and the southwestern part of the country, known as the "wet zone.The purple-faced langur is mostly folivorous, but will also feed on fruits, flowers, and seeds



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Atul 7 years ago

lovely !

NuwanChathuranga 7 years ago

Very nice akke..!

Galle, Sri Lanka

Spotted on Jul 22, 2013
Submitted on Jul 22, 2013

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