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Blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis)
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Blue monkey description
Information on the blue monkey is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.
- Also known as
- diademed monkey, golden monkey, samango, Sykes' monkey.
- Cercopithèque À Diadème. Top
- A population usually restricted to a geographical area that differs from other populations of the same species, but not to the extent of being classified as a separate species.
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Blue monkey status
Subspecies: Zanzibar Sykes's monkey, C. m albogularis, Stairs's white-collared monkey, C. m. erythrarchus, Kolb's white-collared monkey, C. m. kolbi, Tanzania Sykes's monkey, C. m. monoides, Moloney's white-collared monkey, C. m. moloneyi, the rump-spotted blue monkey, C. m. opisthostictus, Stuhlmann's blue monkey, C. m. stuhlmanni, and Doggett's blue monkey, C. m. doggetti, are classified as Least Concern (LC), Pousargues's white-collared monkey, C. m. albotorquatus, the samango, C. m. labiatus, and Boutourlini's blue monkey, C.m. boutourlinii, are classified as Vulnerable (VU), the Lomami river blue monkey, C. m. heymansi, is classified as Near Threatened (NT), the golden monkey, C. m. kandti, is classified as Endangered (EN), the red-eared Sykes's monkey, C. m. francescae, and the Pluto monkey, C. m. pluto, are classified as Data Deficient (DD), Schouteden's blue monkey, C. m. schoutedeni, and Zammarano's monkey, C. m. zammaronoi, are classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1).Top
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