Red-eared guenon

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Red-eared guenon[1]
Red-Eared Guenon at CERCOPAN sanctuary.JPG
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
Species: C. erythrotis
Binomial name
Cercopithecus erythrotis
Waterhouse, 1838
Red-eared Guenon area.png
Red-eared Guenon range

The red-eared guenon, red-eared monkey, or russet-eared guenon (Cercopithecus erythrotis) is a species of primate in the Cercopithecidae family. It is found in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, and Nigeria. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. It is threatened by habitat loss,[2] illegal bushmeat hunting and pet trade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 156. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Oates, J. F., Gippoliti, S. & Groves, C. P. (2008). Cercopithecus erythrotis. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 January 2009.