Sanje mangabey

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Sanje mangabey[1]
Tanzania -Sanje Mangabey.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercocebus
Species:
C. sanjei
Binomial name
Cercocebus sanjei
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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 centimetres (20–26 in) long, excluding tail, and weigh about 7–9 kilograms (15–20 lb),[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: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 153. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Ehardt, C.; Butynski, T. M. & Struhsaker, T. (2008). "Cercocebus sanjei". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2008: e.T4203A10632228. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2008.RLTS.T4203A10632228.en. Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  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". Archived from the original on 2008-08-28. Retrieved 2008-07-19.