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Sun-tailed monkey

Sun-tailed monkey[1]
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
Species: C. solatus
Binomial name
Cercopithecus solatus
M. J. S. Harrison, 1988
Cercopithecus solatus distribution.svg
Geographic range
  • Cercopithecus solatus
    M. J. S. Harrison, 1988
  • Allochrocebus solatus
    Mittermeier, Rylands & Wilson, 2013

The sun-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus solatus) from Gabon is one of the least studied primates (excluding humans) in its habitat. [3] Sun-Tailed monkeys prefer areas with lots of shade and dense vegetation. They remain common after light logging, perhaps because dense undergrowth increases. Much of their diet remains unknown and it is still being studied, but they do prefer to eat fruit. Their social groups are made up of one male and multiple females [4].


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 158. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494. 
  2. ^ a b Oates, J. F. & Bearder, S. (2016). "Allochrocebus solatus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T4230A92345868. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T4230A92345868.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018. 
  3. ^ Motch, Peggy; Gonzalez, Jean-Paul; Verrier, Delphine (23 January 2012). "Clinical Biochemistry and Hematology of the Elusive Sun-Tailed Monkey(Cercopithecus solatus) in Gabon: Inaugural Data From the Only SemifreeRanging Colony in the World". American Journal of Primatology. 74 (3). Retrieved 24 March 2018. 
  4. ^ IUCN. "Allochrocebus solatus: Oates, J.F. & Bearder, S." IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. doi:10.2305/ 

External links

Further reading

  • Harrison, Michael J. S. (1988). "A new species of guenon (genus Cercopithecus) from Gabon". Journal of Zoology 215 (3): 561-575. (Cercopithecus solatus, new species).
  • Mittermeier, Russell A.; Rylands, Anthony B.; Wilson, Don E.; chief editors (2013). Handbook of the Mammals of the World. 3. Primates. Bellaterra, Spain: Lynx Edicions. 952 pp. ISBN 978-84-96553-89-7.