Sanje mangabey

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Sanje mangabey[1]
Tanzania -Sanje Mangabey.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercocebus
Species: C. sanjei
Binomial name
Cercocebus sanjei
Mittermeier, 1986
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Sanje mangabey range

The Sanje mangabey (Cercocebus sanjei) is a highly endangered Old World monkey of the white-eyelid mangabey group from Tanzania.[1] They are about 50-65 centimeters long, excluding tail, and weigh about 7-9 kilograms,[3] and their body color is greyish. They live in valley forests, but are mostly ground-dwelling,[4] which makes them susceptible to hunting and poaching. Fruit makes up about 70% of their diet, while foliage makes up most of the rest.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M, eds. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 153. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Ehardt, C., Butynski, T. M. & Struhsaker, T. (2008). Cercocebus sanjei. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  3. ^ a b Kingdon, Jonathan (1997). The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. pp. 45–46. ISBN 0-12-408355-2. 
  4. ^ http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/2011/10/05/poachers-wiping-out-rare-monkey-in-tanzania/

"Sanje Mangabey - Mangabey Species Survival Plan". Retrieved 2008-07-19.