Dent's mona monkey

Dent's mona monkey (Cercopithecus denti) is an Old World monkey in the family Cercopithecidae found in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Congo, Rwanda, western Uganda, and the Central African Republic.[1] It was previously classified as a subspecies of Wolf's mona monkey C. wolf.[1] Verifying whether they are a subspecies or a separate species is dependent on further research that needs to be done at the contact zone of Cercopithecus Denti, Cercopithecus Wolfi, and Cercopithecus Wolfi Elegans, in the forests between the Lualaba and Lomani rivers, south of the junction of the Congo and the Lomani rivers.[3]

Dent's mona monkey[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Suborder: Haplorhini
Infraorder: Simiiformes
Family: Cercopithecidae
Genus: Cercopithecus
C. denti
Binomial name
Cercopithecus denti
Thomas, 1907
  • liebrechtsi Dubois and Matschie, 1912
Dent's Mona Monkey from Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda.


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  2. ^ Oates, J. F.; Hart, J. & Groves, C. P. (2016). "Cercopithecus denti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T136885A92412321. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T136885A92412321.en. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ Booth, A.H. (August 1955). "Speciation in the Mona Monkeys". Journal of Mammalogy. 36 (3): 434–449. doi:10.2307/1375687. JSTOR 1375687.