Large white nose long-tailed monkey

large white nose long-tailed monkey
systematics
Partial order: Old world ape (Catarrhini)
family: Long-tailed monkey-related (Cercopithecidae)
Unterfamilie: Cheek bag ape (Cercopithecinae)
tri bus: Long-tailed monkey-well-behaved (Cercopithecini)
kind: Long-tailed monkeys (Cercopithecus)
kind: Large white nose long-tailed monkey
scientific name
Cercopithecus of NIC titanium
(Linnaeus, 1766)

the large white nose long-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus of NIC titanium) is a Primatenart from the kind of the long-tailed monkeys (Cercopithecus) within the family of the long-tailed monkey relatives (Cercopithecidae).

The skin of the large white nose long-tailed monkey is colored with exception of a white nose mark in the midst of the dark face uniformly grey. It ranks with one head-trunk-lengthens from 40 to 70 centimeters, one up to 102 centimeters long tail and a weight of up to 12 kilograms among the largest kinds of long-tailed monkey, whereby the males become somewhat larger than the females.

The circulation area of the large white nose long-tailed monkey lies in west and Central Africa, it is enough from Guinea into the Congo basin. Their habitat are forests, whereby them prefer, often inundated areas lain in close proximity to rivers.

These animals are day-active tree inhabitants. Like all long-tailed monkeys also they live together in groups, which consist of a male, several females and their new generation. The group size is with approximately 15 to 40. Within the group the animals with a set of sounds and gestures communicate. The food of the animals consists primarily of fruits and seeds, besides they take also sheets and insects to itself.

Due to its large circulation area the large white nose long-tailed monkey does not rank among the threatened kinds.

Details see under long-tailed monkeys.

 

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