Sun-tailed monkey

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Sun-tailed monkey[1]
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
Species: C. solatus
Binomial name
Cercopithecus solatus
M. J. S. Harrison, 1988
Cercopithecus solatus distribution.svg
Geographic range

The sun-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus solatus), also known as the sun-tailed guenon, is a primate that lives semi-terrestrially in one hilly area of moist evergreen forest in Gabon.

The sun-tailed monkey was only discovered in 1984, so not much is known about it. It is a frugivore. It weighs up to about 4 – 9 kg. Troops consist of one adult male and several females and young.


  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. 158. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Oates, J. F. & Bearder, S. (2008). Cercopithecus solatus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 January 2009.

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