|Scientific Name:||Cercopithecus lowei Thomas, 1923|
Cercopithecus campbelli ssp. lowei Thomas, 1923
|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:||Kingdon (1997) included this taxon within his Cercopithecus mona superspecies group, Groves (2001) followed the same arrangement, whereas Grubb et al. (2003) considered it a subspecies of C. campbelli. The latter treatment was followed for the 2008 Red List assessment. Groves (2005) classified C. lowei as a distinct species and that approach is now followed here (Mittermeier et al. 2013).
This is an updated assessment to reflect the promotion of the subspecies to species-level and the inclusion of information previously contained within the former species-level assessment.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Oates, J.F., Gippoliti, S. & Groves, C.P.|
|Reviewer(s):||Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)|
This species is listed as Least Concern in view of its widespread distribution and ability to adapt to a wide variety of habitats. It is hunted, but is not thought to be declining at a rate that would warrant listing in a threatened category.
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|Range Description:||This species ranges patchily between the Cavally River (Côte d'Ivoire) in the west to the Volta River (Ghana) in the east.|
Native:Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana
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|Population:||This species is widespread and common in some areas.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in a wide variety of tropical forests including lowland forest, gallery forest, mangroves, and woody savanna. It also occurs in secondary forest and subsistence agriculture and farmbush.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species has been impacted by habitat loss through deforestation, and bushmeat. However, it often thrives in disturbed habitats, and remains common in many parts of its range.|
|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. This species is known to occur in protected areas within its geographic range.|
|Citation:||Oates, J.F., Gippoliti, S. & Groves, C.P. 2016. Cercopithecus lowei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136931A92367125.Downloaded on 20 October 2017.|
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