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Uganda mangabey

Uganda mangabey[1]
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Juvenile Uganda mangabey
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Lophocebus
Species: L. ugandae
Binomial name
Lophocebus ugandae
(Matschie, 1912)

The Uganda mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae) is a species of Old World monkey found only in Uganda. This crested mangabey was previously thought to be just be a population of the grey-cheeked mangabey (L. albigena). Colin Groves upgraded the Ugandan population to the new species L. ugandae on February 16, 2007. This species is significantly smaller than the grey-cheeked mangabey, with a shorter skull and smaller face.[1]

The Uganda mangabey will come to the ground to cross roads, forage and socialise.

References

  1. ^ a b Groves, Colin (2007). "The Endemic Uganda Mangabey, Lophocebus ugandae, and Other Members of the albigena-Group (Lophocebus)" (PDF). Primate Conservation. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-27.