Mandrillus

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Mandrillus
Mandril.jpg
Mandrill
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Cercopithecinae
Tribe: Papionini
Genus: Mandrillus
Ritgen, 1824
Type species
Simia mormon & Simia maimon
Linnaeus, 1766 & Alstromer, 1766
( = Simia sphinx Linnaeus, 1758)
Species

Mandrillus sphinx
Mandrillus leucophaeus

Mandrillus is the genus of the mandrill and its close relative the drill. These two species are closely related to the baboons, and until recently were lumped together as a single species of baboon. Both Mandrillus species have long furrows on either side of their elongated snouts. The adult male mandrill's furrows are blue, while the furrows of the drill are black. Both species are terrestrial, living on the ground of the rainforests and occasionally grasslands of Central Africa.

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