Primates of Nepal

Taxonomy and Conservation Status
July 2006

Family Cercopithecidae
Subfamily Cercopithecinae

Macaca assamensis ssp. Assamense macaque (Nepal population) NE
Macaca mulatta mulatta Indian rhesus macaque LR/nt

Subfamily Colobinae

Semnopithecus entellus ajax
Semnopithecus entellus hector
Semnopithecus entellus schistaceus
Dark-armed Himalayan langur
Terai langur
Pale-armed Himalayan langur
CR B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v)
EN B2ab(i,ii,iii,iv,v)


Total Taxa: 5
Total Threatened: 2
Percent Threatened: 40%

Note: This is presented as a working taxonomy and is not definitive.

The conservation status of each species is based on assessment summaries provided by the IUCN Red List. The Red List website offers more information on the threat categories listed here.


Brandon-Jones, D., Eudey, A. A., Geissmann, T., Groves, C. P., Melnick, D. J., Morales, J. C., Shekelle, M. and Stewart, C.-B. 2004. Asian primate classification. International Journal of Primatology 25(1): 97-164.

Molur, S., Brandon-Jones, D., Dittus, W., Eudey, A., Kumar, A., Singh, M., Feeroz, M. M., Chalise, M., Priya, P. and Walker, S. 2003. Status of South Asian Primates: Conservation Assessment and Management Plan (C.A.M.P.) Workshop Report, 2003. Zoo Outreach Organisation / CBSG-South Asia, Coimbatore, India.