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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), 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 to 9 kg (8.8 to 19.8 lb). Troops consist of one adult male and several females and young.


  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. 

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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.