Cercopithecus wolfi ssp. elegans 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Primates Cercopithecidae

Scientific Name: Cercopithecus wolfi ssp. elegans Dubois & Matschie, 1912
Common Name(s):
English Lomami River Wolf’s Monkey
Cercopithecus pogonias ssp. elegans Dubois & Matschie, 1912
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 Cercopithecus wolfi as a subspecies of C. pogonias, along with denti, elegans and pyrogaster (this is the treatment followed for the 2008 IUCN Red List). Groves (2005) considered C. wolfi as a distinct species with elegans and pyrogaster as subspecies. Gautier-Hion et al. (1999) included denti as a subspecies of C. wolfi. Gautier-Hion (2013) treats C. denti and C. wolfi as a distinct species with elegans and pyrogaster as subspecies of the latter; this treatment is now followed here. This is an updated assessment to reflect the taxonomic change.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2008-07-01
Assessor(s): Oates, J.F., Hart, J. & Groves, C.P.
Reviewer(s): Mittermeier, R.A. & Rylands, A.B. (Primate Red List Authority)
Listed as Near Threatened as the species is subject to hunting and habitat loss within a reasonably restricted range, and it is believed that the species has undergone a decline in the region of 20-25% over the past ~27 years. Almost qualifies as threatened under criterion A2cd.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Oates, J.F., Hart, J. & Groves, C.P. 2016. Cercopithecus wolfi ssp. elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T136938A92472007. . Downloaded on 20 June 2018.
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