New Primate Discovered Image 1
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New Primate Discovered (Image 1)

July 26, 2010
A full-body view of Lophocebus kipunji (Ehardt et al. 2005 sp. nov.). Note the animal's long fur, coat color, lighter area on chest and distal tail and characteristic tail carriage.

The artist's reconstruction was drawn from a research video taken by C.L. Ehardt in Tanzania in the Ndundulu Forest of the Udzungwa Mountains, and in the Southern Highlands. Two research teams working independently in Tanzania discovered the highland mangabey, Lophocebus kipunji, the first monkey species to be described in Africa since 1984.

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