Lesser spot-nosed monkey (Cercopithecus petaurista)
|Also known as:||lesser spot-nosed guenon, lesser white-nosed guenon, lesser white-nosed monkey|
|French:||Hocheur Du Ghana|
- 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.
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).
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