New Primate Discovered (Image 1)
November 10, 2011
A full-body view of the highland mangabey 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 L. kipunji, the first monkey species to be described in Africa since 1984.
Topics: Kipunji, Crested mangabey, Old World monkeys, Environment, Udzungwa Mountains, Primate, Primates discovered in the 2000s, Tanzania