Sykes' monkey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sykes' monkey[1]
Diademmeerkatze in Gede 1.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
C. albogularis
Binomial name
Cercopithecus albogularis
(Sykes, 1831)

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


There are 12 subspecies of Sykes' monkey:[1]

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


Sykes' Monkey from Mt. Kenya
  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. 154. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ Kingdon, J.; Butynski, T. M. & De Jong, Y. (2008). "Cercopithecus mitis ssp. albogularis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2008. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  3. ^ Kingdon, J. 1997. The Kingdon Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press Limited, London. ISBN 0-12-408355-2

External links[edit]

Samango Monkey Research Project