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: Weisskehlmeerkatze
scientific name
Cercopithecus albogularis
Sykes, 1831

the Weisskehlmeerkatze (Cercopithecus albogularis) is a Primatenart from the kind of the long-tailed monkeys (Cercopithecus) within the family of the long-tailed monkey relatives (Cercopithecidae). The kind was regarded long time as subspecies of the dia. the long-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus mitis), is awarded in many recent systematics it however the kind status.

Weisskehlmeerkatzen have a grey skin, the tail and the legs are blackish. Name-giving characteristic is the white Kehlbereich. White is also the chin in the otherwise dark face. With a head fuselage length of 40 to 70 centimeters and a weight of up to 9 kg they belong to the larger kinds of long-tailed monkey, whereby the males become clearly larger than the females.

These animals are resident in the eastern and southern Africa, their circulation area are enough from the southern Somalia and Kenya to South Africa. Their habitat are predominant tree-covered areas, forests.

Over its way of life is not much well-known, probably agrees it with that of the dia. the long-tailed monkeys. They are day-active tree inhabitants and live in groups 15 to 40 animals, which consist of a male, several females and their new generation. They predominantly nourish themselves of fruits, besides they take also sheets, seeds and small animals to itself.

In parts of their circulation area they are however not due to the Bejagung and the destruction of their habitat rarely become, altogether rank the Weisskehlmeerkatzen among the threatened kinds.

Details see under long-tailed monkeys.


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