Angolan talapoin

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Angolan talapoin[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Miopithecus
Species: M. talapoin
Binomial name
Miopithecus talapoin
(Schreber, 1774)
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Angolan Talapoin range

The Angolan talapoin (Miopithecus talapoin), also known as the southern talapoin, is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in riparian habitats in Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.[2] Unlike the related Gabon talapoin, the Angolan Talapoin has blackish (not flesh-coloured) ears and facial skin down to around the nostrils.[3]


  1. ^ Groves, C.P. (2005). Wilson, D.E.; Reeder, D.M., eds. Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 166. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Oates, J. F. & Groves, C. P. (2008). Miopithecus talapoin. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  3. ^ Kingdon, J. (1997). The Kingdon Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press Limited, London. pp. 56–57. ISBN 0-12-408355-2.