The Highland Mangabey Lophocebus kipunji: A New Species of African Monkey

  title={The Highland Mangabey Lophocebus kipunji: A New Species of African Monkey},
  author={Trevor Jones and C. Ehardt and T. Butynski and T. Davenport and Noah E. Mpunga and Sophy J. Machaga and Daniela W. De Luca},
  pages={1161 - 1164}
A distinct species of mangabey was independently found at two sites 370 kilometers apart in southern Tanzania (Mount Rungwe and Livingstone in the Southern Highlands and Ndundulu in the Udzungwa Mountains). This new species is described here and given the name “highland mangabey” Lophocebus kipunji sp. nov. We place this monkey in Lophocebus, because it possesses noncontrasting black eyelids and is arboreal. L. kipunji is distinguished from other mangabeys by the color of its pelage; long… Expand

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