Chlorocebus cynosuros


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chlorocebus cynosuros
Species Authority: (Scopoli, 1786)
Common Name(s):
English Malbrouck Monkey
Cercopithecus cynosurus (Scopoli, 1786)
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.
Angola (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.
Population Trend: Stable

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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