MANGABEYS

The mangabey tribe, Papionini,
includes 2 genera,
Cercocebus with 9 species and 2 subspecies
and Lophocebus 2 species and 5 subspecies

CRESTED MANGABEYS

Genus: Lophocebus

Lophocebus aterrimus

CONSERVATION STATUS: NEAR THREATENED

Black crested mangabeys. also called black mangabeys, are native to Central Africa, occupying the Democratic Republic of the Congo, south of the Congo River (previously known as the Zaire River), and possibly extinct in Angola. They are found in primary and secondary rainforests, gallery forests, and swamp lands, and typically…

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Lophocebus albigena

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The gray-cheeked mangabey, also called the white-cheeked mangabey, is found in Central Africa, ranging from Nigeria, south to Angola, and east to Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi. The subspecies, also called the gray-cheeked mangabey, Lophocebus albigena albigena, is found in Southern Cameroon, ranging east to the Central…

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Lophocebus albigena ugandae

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The Ugandan Crested Mangabey is, as far as we know, Uganda’s only endemic primate. It occurs in a very fragmented population that has experienced drastic reduction in the last few years; this primate can be spotted from the northern shore of Lake Victoria to the west of the Nile River and from the forests of Tooro to the…

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WHITE-EYELID MANGABEYS

Genus: Cercocebus

Photo credit: Gregoire Dubois/Flickr/Creative Commons

Cercocebus agilis

CONSERVATION STATUS: LEAST CONCERN

Agile mangabeys are Old World monkeys found north of the Congo River to Garamba and the Semliki River. They are present in Cameroon, northeast Gabon, northern Congo, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Central African Republic, and possible Equatorial Guinea. Agile mangabeys are found primarily in forested areas…

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Cercocebus chrysogaster

CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED

Golden-bellied mangabeys are Old World monkeys endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo in equatorial Central Africa. Home for most individuals is the sedimentary Congo Basin. Prior to being classified as its own species, the golden-bellied mangabey (Cercocebus chrysogaster) had been considered a subspecies of the agile…

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Cercocebus torquatus

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The red-capped mangabey, also known as the collared mangabey or the white-collared mangabey, is an Old World monkey native to the Atlantic coast of West and Central Africa, occupying the Atlantic forest coastal regions of Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. Swamp, mangrove, and valley forests are…

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Photo courtesy of ©D. Ferandez and G. McCabe and used with permission

Cercocebus sanjei

CONSERVATION STATUS: ENDANGERED

Sanje mangabeys, also known as Sanje River mangabeys and Sanje crested mangabeys, are Old World monkeys native to Tanzania, a sovereign state of eastern Africa. They occur only in Tanzania’s Udzungwa Mountains, residing on the eastern slopes at a wide range of altitudes from 1,312 to 4,266 ft (400-1,300 m) above sea…

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Cercocebus atys

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The sooty mangabey, also known as the white-crowned or white-collared mangabey, is a mostly terrestrial Old World monkey. Endemic to Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone, they have been eradicated from many regions within their range. They are considered to be mostly extinct in Senegal…

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Cercocebus galeritus

CONSERVATION STATUS: CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

The Tana River mangabey, also known as the Tana River crested mangabey, is endemic to a small stretch of floodplain forests along the Tana River in Kenya. They occupy about 27 small (under 1,200 acre/5 km²) forests, many of which are fragmented, both naturally and anthropogenically. The species’ entire range is less than…

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