A new genus: Rungwecebus
The first new monkey genus to be named since 1923!
CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED
The kipunji, sometimes called the highland mangabey (even though it is not a mangabey), is an Old World monkey endemic to Tanzania. The species became known to science in 2003, although local communities had been long familiar with these large charismatic monkeys. Dr. Tim Davenport, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s…