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Hanuman

 

(Presbytis entellus), a thin-bodied monkey of the Cercopithecidae family, order Primates. The body of the males is 60–70 cm long, with a 90–100 cm tail; the weight averages 9–11 kg. The fur is gray-brown or yellow-brown, with lighter hair around the face. The face, hands, and feet are black. The hanuman is founü in Hindustan, Kashmir, Nepal, southern Tibet, Sikkim, Assam, and Ceylon. During the day it spends much of its time on the ground, although it moves about very adroitly through the crowns of trees and can jump as far as 4–12 m. Its food is made up chiefly of leaves and fruits. Sometimes the animal damages crop plantations. In India the hanuman is considered a sacred animal.

M. F. NESTURKH

Hanuman

monkey deity, conqueror of demons, builder of a stone bridge from India to Ceylon. [Hindu Myth.: Collier’s, IX, 214]
See: Heroism
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The present observations were made on dermatological disorder affected Hanuman langurs, troop B-26a in their natural habitat at Kadamkandi, Jodhpur, Rajasthan (altitude about 241 MSL, latitude 27 18' North and longitude 73 08' East), while BBC filming at Jodhpur in February, 2012.
Skin diseases in Hanuman langurs of Jodhpur: Treatment and impact of disease on their social life.
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Study of the dominance hierarchy and its role in social organization in hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus entellus).
Fate of ousted male resident of one male bisexual troop of Hanuman langur (Presbytis entellus) at Jodhpur, Rajasthan (India).