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  • n. A species of arboreal Old World monkey from Tanzania, taxonomic name Rungwecebus kipunji.


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  • A paper (available in full here) tries to determine the systematic relationship of a recently (2005) described primate, the Tanzanian kipunji.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • One of the most exciting recent discoveries was that of a new genus of monkey -- the 'Highland Mangabey' (Rungwecebus kipunji).

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • The new African monkey, Rungwecebus kipunji (rhung-way-CEE-bus key-POON-gee), was first described scientifically last year based only on photographs.

    May 11th, 2006

  • The interesting and contentious discovery of the kipunji

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • One monkey in particular has been the focus of a lot of attention lately, the Highland mangabey Lophocebus kipunji (although this is not its current name: see next post).

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Biologists find new species of African monekey (Lophocebus kipunji).

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Timm et al. (2005) argued that the lack of a type specimen means that Lophocebus kipunji ‘is not an available name and has no formal standing in zoology’ (p. 2163) and Landry (2005) argued that the authors should have published ‘all of the excellent descriptive material and their quite convincing case for calling it new, without, however, naming it’ (p. 2164).

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • The Highland mangabey Lophocebus kipunji: a new species of African monkey.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • In the previous post I discussed the Highland mangabey Lophocebus kipunji, a new monkey whose discovery is an interesting and controversial story.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Something else makes the Jones et al. paper odd, however, and this is the apparent lack of a type specimen for Lophocebus kipunji.

    Archive 2006-06-01


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