Western full beard long-tailed monkey

western full beard long-tailed monkey
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: Western full beard long-tailed monkey
scientific name
Cercopithecus preussi
Matschie, 1898

the western full beard or Preuss long-tailed monkey (Cercopithecus preussi) is a Primatenart from the kind of the long-tailed monkeys (Cercopithecus) within the family of the long-tailed monkey relatives (Cercopithecidae). It is considered to the more closely related ( eastern ones) full beard long-tailed monkey ( C as. lhoesti), when their subspecies it is sometimes regarded.

The skin of the western full beard long-tailed monkey is darkly colored, remarkable characteristic is the white Behaarung reminding of a beard in the cheek range. With up to 10 kilograms they rank weight among the larger kinds of long-tailed monkey.

These animals are exclusively in southwest Cameroon in the proximity of the Cameroon mountain as well as on the island Bioko belonging to Equatorial Guinea common. According to the circulation area two subspecies are differentiated: C. p. preussi on the mainland and C. p. insularis on Bioko.

Habitat of the western full beard long-tailed monkeys are gebirgige forests into 2500 meters sea-height. Contrary to most other long-tailed monkeys they are expressed soil inhabitants. It lives in groups of on the average 17 animals. These consist of a male, several females as well as the appropriate young animals. The food of these animals consists of fruits, insects and sheets.

Over the reproduction little is well-known, it might however with the other long-tailed monkeys agree. On average every three years the female brings after approximately five to to six month's carrying time usually an individual young animal to the world. This becomes sex ripe with approximately four years. The life expectancy of the animals can amount to over 30 years.

Due to the destruction of their habitat and the Bejagung they rank among the endangered kinds, which IUCN lists them as threatened (endangered).

Details see under long-tailed monkeys.


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