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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the tribe Cercopithecini — the guenons.


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  • 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

  • Putty-nosed monkeys Cercopithecus nictitans in West Africa use two main sounds—pyows and hacks—to warn each other about predators.


  • There are small primate populations of potto Perodicticus potto, western black and white colobus Colobus polykomos, red colobus Colobus badius (EN), diana monkey Cercopithecus diana (EN), lesser bushbaby Galago senegalensi and chimpanzees Pan troglodytes (EN) which are close neighbors of the tool-using population in Bossou.

    Mount Nimba Strict Nature Reserve, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire

  • Other globally threatened species include eastern chimpanzee Pan troglodytes schweinfurthi in the only place where its range overlaps with the gorilla's, l'Hoests guenon Cercopithecus lhoesti and African elephant Loxodonta africana which are estimated at 30 individuals.

    Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

  • Vervet monkey Cercopithecus aethiops and chacma baboon Papio ursinus are common round the falls and lion Panthera leo (VU) and leopard P. pardus are occasionally seen.

    Mosi-oa-Tunya Victoria Falls, Zambia

  • Although in low numbers due to trapping, some globally threatened species are still found in the park: elephant Loxodonta africana (V), chimpanzee Pan troglodytes (EN) and l'Hoests monkey Cercopithecus l'hoesti (V).

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

  • Threatened or now rare species also include blue monkey Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanii, yellow-backed duiker Cephalophus sylvicultor, sitatunga Tragelophus spekei, giant hog, hylochoerus meinertzhageni, bushpig potomochoerus porcus, the Rwenzori hyrax Dendrohyrax arboreus ruwenzorii and Ruwenzori otter-shrew Micropotamogale ruwenzorii (EN).

    Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda

  • De Brazza's monkey Cercopithecus neglectus, greater white-nosed monkey Cercopithecus nictitans and bush pig Potamochoerus porcus have been discovered here since 1980, and Buchanan has also recorded rock hyrax Procavia ruficeps more than 200 km west of the nearest known population.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • The most common primate recorded by Barber et al. was baboon Papio anubis, with lower numbers of patas and tantalus monkeys (Cercopithecus patas and C. tantalus), and low numbers of black and white colobus monkeys Colobus guereza in the dry forest.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • Three species of primate are found within the montane forests, blue monkey Cercopithecus mitis, western black and white colobus Colobus polykomos abyssinicus, and bushbaby Galago sp. and among mammals found there are leopards Panthera pardus, as well as some of the species listed above.

    Kilimanjaro National Park, Tanzania


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