|Scientific Name:||Cercopithecus petaurista|
|Species Authority:||(Schreber, 1774)|
|Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Two subspecies are recognized: C. p. petaurista to the east and C. p. buettikoferi to the west of the Cavally River (Kingdon 2001).|
|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)|
Listed as Least Concern as although this species is facing threats from habitat loss and hunting, it can persist in a wide variety of degraded habitats and there are not thought to be major threats that would negatively affect its conservation status.
|Range Description:||This West African species is distributed from Guinea-Bissau in the west to Togo in the east. There is also a recent reliable record from south-eastern Senegal (Pruetz et al. unpubl.).
There are two subspecies: the subspecies C. p. petaurista is found east of the Cavally River in Côte d'Ivoire to about the Dahomey Gap; C. p. buettikoferi is found to the west of the Cavally River.
Native:Côte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
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|Population:||It is a common and widespread species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||It can be found in primary and secondary forests, riverine and gallery forest, regenerating areas and coastal bushland. It is also found in farmbush.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species may have been impacted in parts of its range by habitat loss through deforestation and human settlement. It is possibly hunted for meat in some areas.|
|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 a widespread species that is present in several protected areas, including Tai National Park (Côte d'Ivoire) and Digya National Park (Ghana).|
Kingdon, J. 1997. The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. Academic Press Natural World, San Diego, California, USA.
|Citation:||Oates, J.F., Gippoliti, S. & Groves, C.P. 2008. Cercopithecus petaurista. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.|
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