Gray Slender Loris

The gray slender loris (Loris lydekkerianus) is a species of primate in the family Loridae. It is found in India and Sri Lanka. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. The species used to be considered as Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus but Loris tardigradus is now a separate species found in Sri Lanka. This species has been divided into several geographically separated subspecies.

The Indian subspecies include:

  • Malabar gray slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus malabaricus - found in the Western Ghats of India
  • Mysore gray slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus lydekkerianus - found in the southern plains of Mysore and Tamil Nadu extending into the Eastern Ghats

The Sri Lankan populations include:

  • Northern Ceylonese slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus nordicus
  • Highland slender loris, Loris lydekkerianus grandis

Read more about Gray Slender Loris:  Behavior

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