Sun-tailed Monkey

Sun-tailed Monkey

Taxobox
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.

References

* Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is vulnerable and the criteria used
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* [http://www.animalinfo.org/species/primate/cercsola.htm Animal Info 2004]

External links

*ARKive - [http://www.arkive.org/species/GES/mammals/Cercopithecus_solatus/ images and movies of the sun-tailed monkey "(Cercopithecus solatus)"]


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