a field guide to the planet - by Damon Ramsey
The mammals of the rainforest of Africa include a high diversity of primates...
Allochrocebus lhoesti, 'L'Hoest's Monkey'. Distinguished by reddish back, and white neck and cheeks.
'L'Hoest's Monkey' is unusual for a rainforest monkey in that it spends a lot of time foraging on the forest floor.
Piliocolobus tephrosceles, 'Ugandan Red Colobus'.
Colobus guereza, 'Mantled Guereza', 'Eastern Black and White Colobus', 'Abyssinian Black and White Colobus'. This is the subspecies Colobus guereza occidentalis, 'Western Guereza'.
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.
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