Red-tailed monkey

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Red-tailed monkey[1]
Red-tailed monkey profile.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
Species: C. ascanius
Binomial name
Cercopithecus ascanius
(Audebert, 1799)
Cercopithecus ascanius distribution.svg
Geographic range

The red-tailed monkey, black-cheeked white-nosed monkey, red-tailed guenon, redtail monkey, or Schmidt's guenon (Cercopithecus ascanius) is a species of primate in the Cercopithecidae family. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and possibly Burundi. The red-tailed monkey is usually black, red, or orange.

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. pp. 154–155. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Oates, J. F., Hart, J., Groves, C. P. & Butynski, T. M. (2008). Cercopithecus ascanius. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 January 2009.