Campbell's mona monkey

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Campbell's mona monkey[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
Species: C. campbelli
Binomial name
Cercopithecus campbelli
Waterhouse, 1838
Cercopithecus campbelli distribution.svg
Combined geographic distribution of Campbell's mona monkey and Lowe's mona monkey

Campbell's mona monkey, also known as Campbell's guenon and Campbell's monkey, (Cercopithecus campbelli), is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae found in the Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.[2] It was named for Henry Dundas Campbell, in 1838.[3]

This species has one of the more advanced forms of animal communication, with a rudimentary syntax.[4][5][6]

Lowe's mona monkey was previously considered a subspecies of Campbell's mona monkey.


  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. 155. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ a b Oates, J. F., Gippoliti, S. & Groves, C. P. (2008). Cercopithecus campbelli. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Campbell's monkey (Cercopithecus campbelli), Glasgow Museums - Collections Navigator". Retrieved 23 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Rudiments of Language Discovered in Monkeys
  5. ^ Karim Ouattara; Alban Lemasson; Klaus Zuberbühler (2009), "Campbell's Monkeys Use Affixation to Alter Call Meaning", PLoS ONE, 4 (11): e7808, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007808 
  6. ^ Karim Ouattaraa; Alban Lemassona; Klaus Zuberbühler (December 22, 2009), "Campbell's monkeys concatenate vocalizations into context-specific call sequences", PNAS, 106 (51): 22026–22031, doi:10.1073/pnas.0908118106