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Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-tailed monkey, black-cheeked white-nosed monkey, red-tailed guenon, redtail monkey, or Schmidt's guenon (Cercopithecus ascanius) is a species of primate in the family Cercopithecidae. It is found in Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and possibly Burundi. The red-tailed monkey is usually black, red, or orange.
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Cercopithecus ascanius ascanius (Black-cheeked Red-tailed Monkey)
Cercopithecus ascanius atrinasus (Black-nosed Red-tailed Monkey)
Cercopithecus ascanius katangae (Katanga Red-tailed Monkey)
Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti (Schmidt's Red-tailed Monkey)
Cercopithecus ascanius whitesidei (Yellow-nosed Red-tailed Monkey)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.21
EDGE Score: 1.83


Adult Weight [2]  8.17 lbs (3.71 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  371 grams
Female Maturity [2]  4 years 6 months
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  20 %
Diet - Plants [3]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  10 %
Diet - Vertibrates [3]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  4 months 27 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  31 years
Weaning [2]  6 months 2 days


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Congolian lowland forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Congolian swamp forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, Central African Republic, Cameroon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Southern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Victoria Basin forest-savanna mosaic Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Gabon, Congo, Democratic Rep of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Western Congolian swamp forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park II 1647768 Democratic Republic of the Congo  
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Minziro Forest Reserve 76954 Tanzania  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Eastern Afromontane Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe No

Prey / Diet

Antiaris toxicaria[4]
Blighia unijugata (Triangle Tops)[4]
Bridelia micrantha (Coastal Golden-leaf)[4]
Diospyros abyssinica[5]
Ficus exasperata[5]
Ficus sansibarica (Knobbly fig)[6]
Ficus sur (Cape fig)[4]
Manilkara butugi[4]
Morus mesozygia (black mulberry)[4]
Parinari excelsa[7]
Peponium vogelii[4]
Pseudosponias microcarpa[7]
Trilepisium madagascariense (Bastard Fig)[4]
Uvariopsis congensis[7]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arizelocichla masukuensis (Shelley's Greenbul)4
Arizelocichla milanjensis (Stripe-cheeked Greenbul)1
Baeopogon indicator (Honeyguide Greenbul)1
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)3
Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)2
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)2
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)7
Cephalophus natalensis (Natal duiker)1
Ceratogymna atrata (Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)9
Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)1
Cheirogaleus medius (fat-tailed dwarf lemur)1
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)5
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)1
Colobus guereza (Guereza)7
Corythaeola cristata (Great Blue Turaco)2
Crithagra atrogularis (Black-throated Canary)1
Crithagra mozambica (Yellow-fronted Canary)1
Epomops franqueti (Franquet's epauletted bat)1
Eulemur fulvus (brown lemur)1
Eurillas curvirostris (Plain Greenbul)3
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)5
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)2
Gymnobucco bonapartei (Grey-throated Barbet)2
Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)5
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)1
Lybius bidentatus (Double-toothed Barbet)1
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)1
Micropteropus pusillus (Peters's dwarf epauletted fruit bat)1
Musophaga rossae (Ross's Turaco)2
Neotragus moschatus (suni)1
Onychognathus walleri (Waller's Starling)1
Oriolus brachyrynchus (Western Oriole)2
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)3
Parus funereus (Dusky Tit)1
Philantomba monticola (blue duiker)1
Phyllastrephus cabanisi (Cabanis's Greenbul)2
Phyllastrephus hypochloris (Toro Olive Greenbul)1
Phylloscopus budongoensis (Uganda Woodland Warbler)3
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)3
Platysteira castanea (Chestnut wattle-eye)1
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)4
Ploceus nigerrimus (Vieillot's Black Weaver)1
Ploceus nigricollis (Black-necked Weaver)1
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)3
Potamochoerus porcus (red river hog)1
Psittacus erithacus (Grey Parrot)1
Pteropus voeltzkowi (Pemba flying fox)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)6
Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)2
Rungwecebus kipunji (highland mangabey)1
Stelgidillas gracilirostris (Slender-billed Greenbul)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)6
Sylvicapra grimmia (bush duiker)1
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)1
Tauraco schalowi (Schalow's Turaco)1
Tauraco schuettii (Black-billed Turaco)1
Tockus alboterminatus (Crowned Hornbill)2
Trachylaemus purpuratus (yellow-billed barbet)2
Tragelaphus scriptus (bushbuck)1
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)4
Turdoides sharpei (Black-lored Babbler)1
Turdus pelios (African Thrush)1
Turtur tympanistria (Tambourine Dove)2
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)5


Stephanoaetus coronatus (Crowned Eagle)[8]


Parasitized by 
Entamoeba coli[9]
Entamoeba hartmanni[9]
Entamoeba histolytica[9]
Pedicinus ferrisi[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Ardastra Gardens & Conserv. Centreschmidti
Attica Zoological Park S.A.ascanius
Chicago Zoological Parkschmidti
Espace Zoolog de St-Martin-la-Plaineascanius
Giza Zoological Garden
Houston Zoo, Inc.schmidti
Jackson Zoological Parkschmidti
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zooascanius
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Kishinev Zoopark
La Vallée des Singesschmidti
Leningrad Zoo - St. Petersburgschmidti
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zooschmidti
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Nashville Zoo at Grassmereschmidti
San Diego Zooschmidti
Szeged Zooschmidti
Tallinn Zoowhitesidei
Tampa's Lowry Park Zooschmidti
Twycross Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zooschmidti
Wildlife World Zooschmidti
Zoo Atlantaschmidti
Zoo Decin - Pastyrska Stena
Zoo Osnabrück
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaiaascanius

Range Map




Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Specialization and interaction strength in a tropical plant-frugivore network differ among forest strata, Matthias Schleuning, Nico Blüthgen, Martina Flörchinger, Julius Braun, H. Martin Schaefer, and Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecology, in press.
5Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
6"Fig-eating by vertebrate frugivores: a global review", MIKE SHANAHAN, SAMSON SO, STEPHEN G. COMPTON and RICHARD CORLETT, Biol. Rev. (2001), 76, pp. 529–572
7Frugivory and the Fate of Dispersed and Non-Dispersed Seeds of Six African Tree Species, Colin A. Chapman and Lauren J. Chapman, Journal of Tropical Ecology Vol. 12, No. 4 (Jul., 1996), pp. 491-504
8Predatory behavior of crowned hawk-eagles (Stephanoaetus coronatus) in Kibale National Park, Uganda, John C. Mitani · William J. Sanders Jeremiah S. Lwanga · Tammy L. Windfelder, Behav Ecol Sociobiol (2001) 49:187–195
9Nunn, C. L., and S. Altizer. 2005. The Global Mammal Parasite Database: An Online Resource for Infectious Disease Records in Wild Primates. Evolutionary Anthroplogy 14:1-2.
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