Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various forest-dwelling monkeys of the genus Cercocebus of central Africa, having a long tail and a slender body.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several large, arboreal monkeys of the family Cercopithecidae

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any one of several African monkeys of the genus Cercocebus, as the sooty mangabey (Cercocebus fuliginosus), which is sooty black.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A monkey of the genus Cercocebus, of which there are several species, inhabiting Africa.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large agile arboreal monkey with long limbs and tail and white upper eyelids

Etymologies

After Mangabey, a region of Madagascar.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
So called by Buffon from Mangaby, in Madagascar, where he erroneously supposed them be native. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are 11 species of monkey including anubis baboon Papio anubis, diana monkey Cercopithecus Diana (EN), green monkey Cercopithecus aethiops, mona monkey C. mona, lesser white-nosed monkey C. petaurista, white collared mangabey Cercocebus torquatus lunulatus, black and white colobus Colobus polykomos and chimpanzee Pan troglodytes (EN).

    Comoé National Park, Côte d'Ivoire

  • Good luck not falling in love with the adorable 10-day-old cheetah cub Kiburi, an orphaned white-naped mangabey monkey or the baby Olive Ridley turtle setting off toward the sea.

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  • Several new mammal species have also been discovered in recent years, including two possibly new species of dwarf galago (Galagoides spp.) on the Taita Hills and on Mt. Rungwe and potentially a new mangabey species endemic to the Udzungwa Mountains.

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • Three species of primates are endemic to the Eastern Arc Mountains and Southern Rift, the Sanje mangabey (Cercocebus sanjei, EN), the Udzungwa red colobus (Procolobus gordonorum, VU) and the mountain dwarf galago (Galagoides orinus).

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • The gray-cheeked mangabey can also be found in Central Africa and westward toward the Congo River and east to the shores of the Lualaba River in DRC.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • At least 832 plants, 43 butterflies, and 96 animals are only found here, this being the region where the highland mangabey was found recently (a new genus of monkey Rungwecebus).

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • And “Checking in with Conchita,” a video featuring a tiny white-naped “mangabey” (tiny monkey) at the London Zoo.

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  • Found only in small patches of gallery forest along the lower Tana River in Kenya, the Tana River red colobus (Procolobus rufomitratus, CR) is represented by only about 1,100-1,300 individuals, while the Tana River mangabey (Cercocebus galeritus, CR) has been reduced to only about 1,000-1,200 individuals.

    Biological diversity in the coastal forests of Eastern Africa

  • In fact HIV-2, a rare AIDS virus confined to West Africa, is essentially a sooty-mangabey virus in a person.

    Breeding Grounds

  • Non-human primates are also diverse and include endemic subspecies of the Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana diana, EN), red colobus (Procolobus badius badius), lesser spot-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus petaurista petaurista), and sooty mangabey (Cercocebus torquatus atys).

    Western Guinean lowland forests

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