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Chlorocebus cynosuros

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA MAMMALIA PRIMATES CERCOPITHECIDAE

Scientific Name: Chlorocebus cynosuros
Species Authority: (Scopoli, 1786)
Common Name(s):
English Malbrouck Monkey
Synonym(s):
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)
Justification:
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:
Native:
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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 September 2014.
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