Tantalus monkey

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Tantalus monkey[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Chlorocebus
Species: C. tantalus
Binomial name
Chlorocebus tantalus
Ogilby, 1841[verification needed]
Chlorocebus tantalus distribution.svg
Geographic range

The tantalus monkey (Chlorocebus tantalus) is an Old World monkey from Africa that ranges from Ghana to Sudan.[1] It was originally described as a subspecies of the grivet (Chlorocebus aethiops).[1] All species in Chlorocebus were formerly in the genus Cercopithecus.[1]

Chlorocebus tantalus

This species has three recognized subspecies:[1]

  • Chlorocebus tantalus tantalus
  • Chlorocebus tantalus budgetti
  • Chlorocebus tantalus marrensis


  1. ^ a b c d e 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. 160. OCLC 62265494. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. 
  2. ^ Kingdon, J. & Gippoliti, S. (2008). Chlorocebus tantalus. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 4 January 2009.