Short Communications


, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 237-240

The golden langur,Presbytis geei Khajuria: Its discovery, authorship, taxonomic status, and bibliography

  • H. KhajuriaAffiliated withHigh Altitude Zoology Field Station, Zoological Survey of India

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The article provides an appraisal of the present information available on the discovery, authoriship, and taxonomic status of the golden langur,Presbytis geei Khajuria of Assam, India. An exhaustive list of 26 references so far published or in press dealing with this recently discovered species of exceptional beauty has also been provided. The length of bibliography shows the keen interest shown by various workers in the animal in a short period since its discovery in 1956.