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Cercopithecus diana (diana monkey)

Synonyms: Cercopithecus diana ignita; Simia faunus

Wikipedia Abstract

The Diana monkey (Cercopithecus diana) is an Old World monkey found in West Africa, from Sierra Leone to Côte d'Ivoire. The Diana monkey ranges from 40 to 55 cm in length, excluding its tail, which is of a uniform 3–4 cm diameter and 50–75 cm long. Adults weigh between 4–7 kg. Individual Diana monkeys may live for up to 20 years. Two taxa formerly considered subspecies of the Diana monkey have recently been elevated to full species status: the roloway monkey (C. roloway) is found in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, and the Dryas monkey (C. dryas) found in the DR Congo.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.36
EDGE Score: 3.24


Adult Weight [2]  10.03 lbs (4.55 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  1.05 lbs (475 g)
Female Maturity [2]  5 years 4 months
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  30 %
Diet - Plants [3]  10 %
Diet - Vertibrates [3]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Arboreal [1]  Yes
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  35 years
Weaning [2]  1 year


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Guinean mangroves Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d'Ivoire Afrotropic Mangroves
Guinean montane forests Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Western Guinean lowland forests Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Bia National Park II 76804 Ghana    
Parc National de la Comoe National Park II 2902593 Côte d'Ivoire  
Parc National de Tai National Park II 1085310 Côte d'Ivoire  
Reserve de la Biosphere des Monts Nimba Biosphere Reserve 358797 Guinea  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Guinean Forests of West Africa Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Togo Yes


Stephanoaetus coronatus (Crowned Eagle)[4]


Parasitized by 
Necator americanus (hookworm)[5]
Pedicinus patas[6]
Trichuris trichiura <Unverified Name>[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
DuMond Conservancy (Monkey Jungle)diana
Edinburgh Zoo-Scottish National Zoodiana
Exmoor Zoological Parkdiana
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Jackson Zoological Parkdiana
Jardim Zoologico / Lisbon Zoodiana
Johannesburg Zoological Gardensdiana
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoodiana
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsawdiana
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Moscow Zoological Parkdiana
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)diana
Novosibirsk Zoological Parkdiana
Oakland Zoodiana
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniudiana
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paignton Zoo Environmental Parkdiana
Parc Zoologique de Champrépusdiana
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna ABdiana
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Port Lympne Wild Animal Parkdiana
Potawatomi Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunndiana
San Diego Zoo
Seoul Zoo
Tierpark Berlin-Friedrichsfelde GmbHdiana
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Twycross Zoodiana
Usti nad Labem Zoodiana
Wroclaw Zoo, LLCdiana
Zagreb Zoo / Zooloski vrt Zagrebdiana
Zoo de la Bourbansaisdiana
Zoo Duisburg AGdiana
Zoo Osnabrück
Zoo Parc de Beauvaldiana
Zoological Society of Londondiana
Zoologicka zahrada Ostravadiana
Zoologischer Garten Leipzigdiana
ZooWorld Zoological Botanical Conserv.

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
4Primate Remains from African Crowned Eagle (Stephanoaetus coronatus) Nests in Ivory Coast’s Tai Forest: Implications for Primate Predation and Early Hominid Taphonomy in South Africa, W. Scott McGraw, Catherine Cooke, and Susanne Shultz, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 131:151–165 (2006)
5Nunn, 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.
6Jorrit 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.
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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