TALAPOINS

The talapoin genus, Miopithecus,
includes 2 species

Miopithecus talapoin

CONSERVATION STATUS: VULNERABLE

The Angolan talapoin, also known as the southern talapoin, is a species of Old World monkeys endemic to southwestern Democratic Republic of Congo and northern Angola, south of the river Congo. Talapoins are arboreal and prefer to live in dense vegetation near the banks of rivers, swampy areas, or forests close to the…

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Miopithecus ogouensis

CONSERVATION STATUS: NEAR THREATENED

The Gabon talapoin, also known as the northern talapoin, is a species of Old World monkey whose distribution closely follows the Ogooué River in Gabon, but whose range extends as far north as Cameroon and into the westernmost part of Congo. The Congo River is currently believed to be the species’ southern-most limit. Small….

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