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By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new species of monkey identified in Tanzania's highlands last year is an even more remarkable find than thought -- it is a new genus of animal, scientists said on Thursday. The new monkey, at first called the highland mangabey but now known as kipunji, is more closely related to baboons than to mangabey monkeys, but in fact deserves its own genus and species classification, the researchers reported in the journal...
The crested mangabey is a genus of Old World monkey called Lophocebus. These mangabeys are dark in color, with crowns of black fur on the tops of their heads. Previously, the crested mangabey and its six species were classified with a now separate genus of mangabeys called Cercocebus. After studies resulted in evidence that the Lophocebus species were more closely related to baboons than the Cercocebus genus, the two were separated. Image Caption: Grey-cheeked mangabey (Lophocebus...
The Gelada (Theropithecus gelada) is a species of Old World monkey, found only in the Ethiopian Highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea. It has large populations in the Semien Mountains. Like its close relative, the baboon, it stays on land and spends its time foraging in grasslands. Gelada can be distinguished from baboons by the bright patch of skin on its chest. The patch is hourglass-shaped. On males, it is bright red and surrounded by white hair. On females, the patch is far less pronounced....
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