AFROTROPICAL Tropical & Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forest

The mammals of the rainforest of Africa include a high diversity of primates... 

Class Mammalia

Family Cercopithecidae, 'Old World Monkeys'

(Bwindi, Uganda)

Allochrocebus lhoesti, 'L'Hoest's Monkey'. Distinguished by reddish back, and white neck and cheeks.

L'Hoest's Monkey (image by Damon Ramsey)(Bigodi, Uganda).

 'L'Hoest's Monkey' is unusual for a rainforest monkey in that it spends a lot of time foraging on the forest floor.

(Bigodi Swamp, Uganda)

Piliocolobus tephrosceles, 'Ugandan Red Colobus'.

female 'Mantled Guereza' (Entebbe, Uganda)
I think this one is a male...(Bigodi Swamp, Uganda)

Colobus guereza, 'Mantled Guereza', 'Eastern Black and White Colobus', 'Abyssinian Black and White Colobus'. This is the subspecies Colobus guereza occidentalis, 'Western Guereza'.

Vervet Monkey (South Africa)

Chlorocebus pygerythrus, 'Vervet Monkey'. Mostly lives in more open habitats, but also found in riverine forest, coastal forest and forest edge, throughout southern and eastern Africa. 

Mountain Gorilla (image by Damon Ramsey)(Bwindi National Park, Uganda)

Gorilla beringei beringei, 'Mountain Gorilla'.

Order Rodentia

Family Sciuridae

(Ruboni Camp, Uganda)

Funisciurus carruthersi, 'Caruther's Mountain Squirrel'. Found in the subtropical rainforest of the mountains of central and central-eastern Africa.

(Bwindi, Uganda)

Paraxerus boehmi, 'Boehm's Bush Squirrel'. Found in rainforest in central & eastern Africa.

Order Chiroptera

Family Pteropodidae

'Straw-coloured Fruit Bats' in a colony high up in a tree. Don't look up in awe with your mouth open, or you might find yourself eating some 'second hand' fruit! (Mozambique)

Eidolon helvum, 'Straw-colored Fruit Bat'. The most widespread megabat in Africa, perhaps the world. This species is reported to have the biggest migration of mammals on the planet, with ten million bats over moving into roost in rainforest of Zambia. As the name suggests it eats fruit, but it also feeds on nectar, and had been seen chewing on soft wood for moisture. They are found in forest, savanna and urban areas across much of sub-Sharan Africa.

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