Sykes' monkey

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Sykes' monkey[1]
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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)

Sykes' monkey (Cercopithecus albogularis), 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 is named after English naturalist Colonel William Henry Sykes (1790-1872), and 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]


The 12 subspecies of Sykes' monkey are:[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 – rhite-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 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. 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  3. ^ Kingdon, J. 1997. The Kingdon Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press Limited, London. ISBN 0-12-408355-2

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