Lesser spot-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus petaurista)

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Lesser spot-nosed monkey, side profile
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • Feeding on leaves, insects and fruit, the lesser spot-nosed monkey plays an important role in seed dispersal.
  • The lesser spot-nosed monkey has cheek pouches which it uses to carry food.
  • Lesser spot-nosed monkeys are typically found in family groups comprising a male and several females with young.
  • There are two subspecies of lesser spot-nosed monkey, found either side of the Cavally River.
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Lesser spot-nosed monkey description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderPrimates
FamilyCercopithecidae
GenusCercopithecus (1)

Information on lesser spot-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus petaurista) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
lesser spot-nosed guenon, lesser white-nosed guenon, lesser white-nosed monkey.
French
Hocheur Du Ghana.
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Lesser spot-nosed monkey status

The lesser spot-nosed monkey is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1) and is listed on Appendix II of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (July, 2011)
    http://www.cites.org/
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