Chlorocebus cynosuros 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Primates Cercopithecidae

Scientific Name: Chlorocebus cynosuros (Scopoli, 1786)
Common Name(s):
English Malbrouck Monkey, Malbrouck
French Vervet malbrouck
Spanish Vervet Occidental
Cercopithecus cynosurus (Scopoli, 1786)
Simia cynosuros Scopoli, 1786
Taxonomic Source(s): Mittermeier, R.A., Rylands, A.B. and Wilson D.E. 2013. Handbook of the Mammals of the World: Volume 3 Primates. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
Taxonomic Notes: Grubb et al. (2003) treated this form as a subspecies of C. aethiops, but it is here regarded as a distinct species following Groves (2001, 2005). Following Groves (2005) and Groves and Kingdon (in press), the species is included in the genus Chlorocebus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Butynski, T.M.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide range, and because there are no major threats believed to be resulting in any major population declines.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Ranges from southern Democratic Republic of the Congo southwards to northern Namibia and to the Luangwa Valley, Zambia, west of the Luangwa River.
Countries occurrence:
Angola; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Namibia; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population:It is presumably reasonably common as much of the area where this species occurs has a low human population density.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is present in savanna, open woodland, and forest-grassland mosaic, especially close to rivers. It is an extremely adaptable species that can live in both rural and urban environments.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed on Appendix II of CITES and on Class B of the African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. It is present in several protected areas.

Citation: Butynski, T.M. 2008. Chlorocebus cynosuros. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T136291A4270290. . Downloaded on 25 April 2018.
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