Sykes' monkey

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Sykes' monkey[1]
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
C. m. albogularis
Trinomial name
Cercopithecus mitis albogularis
(Sykes, 1831)

Sykes' monkey (Cercopithecus mitis albogularis), also known as the white-throated monkey or Samango monkey, is a subspecies of the blue monkey.[2] It is an Old World monkey found between Ethiopia and South Africa, including south and east Democratic Republic of Congo. It is named after English naturalist Colonel William Henry Sykes (1790-1872), and has a large white patch on the throat and upper chest, and a grizzled (not blackish) cap.[3]


Sykes' monkey was previous considered a species on its own.[1] When it was, it had 12 subspecies:[1]

  • C. a. albogularis – Zanzibar Sykes' monkey
  • C. a. albotorquatus – Pousargues' Sykes' monkey
  • C. a. erythrarchus – white-throated guenon
  • C. a. francescae
  • C. a. kibonotensis
  • C. a. kolbi - Mount Kenya Sykes' monkey
  • C. a. labiatus – White-lipped monkey or Samango monkey
  • C. a. moloneyi
  • C. a. monoides
  • C. a. phylax
  • C. a. schwarzi
  • C. a. zammaranoi – Zammarano's white-throated guenon


Sykes' Monkey from Mount Kenya
  1. ^ a b c 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. 154. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Butynski, T.M.; De Jong, Y.A. (2022) [amended version of 2019 assessment]. "Cercopithecus mitis ssp. albogularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2022: e.T40645A210337748. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2022-1.RLTS.T40645A210337748.en. Retrieved 16 August 2023.
  3. ^ Kingdon, J. 1997. The Kingdon Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press Limited, London. ISBN 0-12-408355-2

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