Cercopithecus

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Cercopithecus
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A guenon, the Roloway monkey
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Cercopithecus

Cercopithecus is a genus of Old World monkeys. They are usually called the guenons.[1][2]

All members of the genus are live in sub-Saharan Africa, and most are forest monkeys. Many of the species have small ranges, and some have local subspecies. Many are threatened or endangered because of habitat loss.

The species now put in the genus Chlorocebus, such as vervet monkeys and green monkeys, used to be species in this genus, Cercopithecus aethiops.

References[change | change source]

  1. Groves, C. P. (2005). "GENUS Cercopithecus". In Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 154–158. ISBN 978-0-8018-8221-0
  2. guenon. The New Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, Clarendon Press, Oxford, Vol. 1 A-M, 1993 edition, see page 1,157.