Gray slender loris

Loris lydekkerianus

The gray slender loris 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 was previously 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 subspecies include:
* Northern Ceylonese slender loris, ''Loris lydekkerianus nordicus''
* Highland slender loris, ''Loris lydekkerianus grandis''

In Sri Lankan subspecies, ''Loris lydekkerianus grandis'' has short ears, and a heart-shaped face. Basal hairs of the vent of ''Loris lydekkerianus grandis'' are black and whereas those of ''Loris lydekkerianus nordicus'' are white in colour.