Species Cercopithecus mitis Wolf, 1822 (Blue monkey)

Biological classification:
  • kingdom: Animalia
  • - phylum: Chordata
  • -- class: Mammalia
  • --- order: Primates
  • ---- family: Cercopithecidae
  • ----- species: Cercopithecus mitis
Characteristics:omnivore; body-length: 50-65cm, tail-length: 50 cm; the upper parts of the body are grey, the limbs are darker, the chest and belly are dull yellow; the face is black, just above the brow line is a prominent row of forward pointing white fur;
South Africa

KwaZulu-Cape coastal forest mosaic
Southern Zanzibar-Inhambane coastal forest mosaic
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands
Drakensberg montane grasslands, woodlands and forests
Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets
References:Cillié 1997: 202
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Date: 2011-06-29
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Comments: 5 October 2009 - Jozani Forest (Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park), Zanzibar, Tanzania. Sykes' Monkey or White-throated Monkey / Witkeelmeerkat (Cercopithecus albogularis), subspecies: Zanzibar Sykes' Monkey / Zanzibar Witkeelmeerkat (Cercopithecus albogularis albogularis). Subspecies Zanzibar Sykes' Monkey is also known as Cercopithecus mitis albogularis. There is some dispute about the classification: is this Blue Monkey from Zanzibar a species (if so, what species, C. mitis or C. albogularis?) or a subspecies (C. m. albogularis or C. a. albogularis?). If anybody has an conclusive answer, please leave a comment. For those who like the biological details: Click a link and you'll go to the Flickr photo page for that rank in the biological classification. Phylum: Chordata; Vertebrates / Gewervelden Class: Mammalia; Mammals / Zoogdieren Order: Primates; Primates / Primaten Suborder: Haplorrhini; Tarsiers, Monkeys and Apes / Apen en Spookdieren Infraorder: Simiiformes; Simians / Apen Parvorder: Catarrhini; Old World Monkeys and Apes / Smalneusapen Superfamily: Cercopithecoidea; Old World Monkeys / Apen van de Oude Wereld Family: Cercopithecidae; Old World Monkeys / Apen van de Oude Wereld Subfamily: Cercopithecinae; Baboons, Macaques and Vervet Monkeys / Meerkatachtigen Genus: Cercopithecus; Guenon Monkeys / Echte Meerkatten Species: Cercopithecus albogularis; Sykes' Monkey or White-throated Monkey / Witkeelmeerkat Subspecies: Cercopithecus albogularis albogularis or Cercopithecus mitis albogularis; Zanzibar Sykes' Monkey / Zanzibar Witkeelmeerkat

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