Grey's crowned guenon

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Crowned guenon[1]
Guenon at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
Species: C. pogonias
Binomial name
Cercopithecus pogonias
Bennett, 1833
Crested Mona Monkey range

Grey's crowned guenons (Cercopithecus pogonias grayi) or crested mona monkeys is a species of monkey. They are mainly found in Central Africa which includes countries like Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Mona monkeys get up to 1.5 ft (0.46 m) in length and weigh 10 lb (4.5 kg). The lifespan of the crowned guenon is 20 years in captivity. They feed on mostly fruit, leaves, shoots, insects, and crops.

References[change | change source]

  1. Groves, Colin (16 November 2005). Wilson, D. E., and Reeder, D. M. (eds). ed. Mammal Species of the World (3rd edition ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 158. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. http://www.bucknell.edu/msw3/browse.asp?id=12100490.
  2. Oates, J. F., Hart, J., Butynski, T. & Groves, C. P. (2008). Cercopithecus pogonias. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2008. Retrieved on 4 January 2009.