Crested mangabey

The crested mangabeys are West African Old World monkeys belonging to the genus Lophocebus. They tend to have dark skin, eyelids that match their facial skin, and crests of hair on their heads. Another genus of mangabeys, Cercocebus, was once thought to be very closely related, so much so that all the species were placed in one genus. However, Lophocebus species are now understood to be more closely related to the baboons in genus Papio, while the Cercocebus species are more closely related to the mandrill. In 2006, the highland mangabey was moved from Lophocebus to a new genus, Rungwecebus.

Crested mangabeys[1][2]
Juvenile Uganda mangabey
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Subfamily: Cercopithecinae
Tribe: Papionini
Genus: Lophocebus
Palmer, 1903

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Genus Lophocebus[1][2][3]

Image Scientific name Common name Distribution
  Lophocebus albigena Grey-cheeked mangabey from Cameroon south to Gabon
  Lophocebus aterrimus Black crested mangabey Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lophocebus opdenboschi Opdenbosch's mangabey The Democratic Republic of the Congo
  Lophocebus ugandae Uganda mangabey Uganda
Lophocebus johnstoni Johnston's mangabey The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi
Lophocebus osmani Osman Hill's mangabey Southeastern Nigeria to the Batouri district of southeastern Cameroon


  1. ^ a b 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. pp. 160–161. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b "New monkey species in Mabira - expert". 2007-02-16. Archived from the original on 2007-02-19. Retrieved 2007-02-17.
  3. ^ Groves, Colin (2007). "The Endemic Uganda Mangabey, Lophocebus ugandae, and Other Members of the albigena-Group (Lophocebus)" (PDF). Primate Conservation. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-07-27.

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