In contrast to cheek-pouched monkeys of the subfamily Cercopithecinae, the leaf-monkeys predominantly occur in Southeast Asia, where they are very widely distributed. The only colobine monkeys to occur in Africa are the colobus monkeys (genera Colobus, Piliocolobus, and Procolobus), although they are quite widely distributed south of the Sahara. The remaining seven genera (Nasalis, Presbytis, Pygathrix, Rhinop-ithecus, Semnopithecus, Simias, and Trachypithecus) are restricted to Asia and Southeast Asia.

Northern plains gray langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) play in Jodphur, India. (Photo by K & K Ammann. Bruce Coleman, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)

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