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Monkeys Have Undergone Evolution In Facial Appearance To Avoid Interbreeding
2014-06-27 03:34:36

New York University Old World monkeys have undergone a remarkable evolution in facial appearance as a way of avoiding interbreeding with closely related and geographically proximate species, researchers from New York University and the University of Exeter have found. Their research provides the best evidence to date for the role of visual cues as a barrier to breeding across species. "Evolution produces adaptations that help animals thrive in a particular environment, and over time...

2005-06-14 17:32:11

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Twenty-eight years after intense selective logging stopped in the region now known as Uganda's Kibale National Park, the red-tailed guenon (Cercophithecus ascanius) is a primate still in decline. The logging practice, scientists report in a new study, changed the ecological balance for these monkeys, leading to behavioral changes and opening the door for multiple parasitic infections. The researchers focused on three primate species, collecting 1,076 fecal samples from the...


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Black Snub Nosed Monkey, Rhinopithecus bieti
2014-04-10 16:06:59

The black snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti), also known as the Yunnan golden hair monkey, the black golden hair monkey, or the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey, is a species of Old World monkey that can be found in the Yunling Mountains. It prefers to reside in deciduous-evergreen coniferous forests or temperate coniferous forests, at elevations of up to 15,419 feet. This species was named after Bishop Félix Biet, the man who first collected it for study. The black snub-nosed monkey is...

Campbell’s Mona Monkey, Cercopithecus campbelli
2012-06-28 20:01:58

Campbell’s mona monkey (Cercopithecus campbelli) is a primate that can be found in many areas including the Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, and Liberia. Its other common names include Campbell’s monkey and Campbell’s guenon. In 2009, studies revealed that this monkey might have advanced communication skills. It previously held Lowe’s mona monkey as a subspecies. Campbell’s mona monkey appears on the IUCN Red List with a conservation status of “Least Concern”. Image Caption:...

White-throated Guenon, Cercopithecus erythrogaster
2012-06-27 21:56:25

The white-throated guenon (Cercopithecus erythrogaster) is also known as the red-bellied guenon or the red-bellied monkey. It can be found in Benin and Nigeria, in habitats including rainforests and tropical areas. It holds the two subspecies known as the red-bellied guenon and the Nigerian white-throated guenon. The white-throated guenon can be found in small groups of up to five monkeys, although larger groups of up to thirty have been reported, as well as solitary males. It is an...

Sykes' Monkey, Cercopithecus albogularis
2012-06-18 16:25:16

Sykes' monkey (Cercopithecus albogularis) is also known as the Samango monkey or the white-throated monkey. It is an Old World monkey that is native to Ethiopia and South Africa. Its range includes the eastern and southern portions of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Although it has a distinctive white patch of fur on the chest and neck and a darker crown, it has previously been considered a conspecific of the blue monkey. It holds twelve recognized subspecies. The conservation status of...

Green Monkey, Chlorocebus sabaeus
2012-05-08 07:59:28

The green monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus), an Old World monkey, is also commonly known as the Callithrix monkey. It is thought by some that members of the genus Chlorocebus are actually one widespread species, known as Cercopithecus aethiops. This sole species has also been named the green monkey, creating confusion in distinguishing Chlorocebus sabaeus as the green monkey. The range of the green monkey extends from West Africa and Senegal to the Volta River, and these monkeys have also...

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