Sun-tailed Monkey

Sun-tailed Monkey

name = Sun-tailed Monkey
status = VU
trend = down
status_system = iucn3.1
regnum = Animalia
phylum = Chordata
classis = Mammalia
ordo = Primates
familia = Cercopithecidae
genus = "Cercopithecus"
species = "C. solatus"
binomial = "Cercopithecus solatus"
binomial_authority = M. H. S. Harrison, 1988

The Sun-tailed Monkey ("Cercopithecus solatus"), also known as the Sun-tailed Guenon, is a primate that lives semi-terrestrially in one hilly area of moist evergreen forest in Gabon.

The Sun-tailed Monkey was only discovered in 1984, so not much is known about it. It is a frugivore. It weighs up to about 4 - 9 kg. Troops consist of one adult male and several females and young.


* Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is vulnerable and the criteria used
* [ Animal Info 2004]

External links

*ARKive - [ images and movies of the sun-tailed monkey "(Cercopithecus solatus)"]

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