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Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)

Wikipedia Abstract

The blue monkey or diademed monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) is a species of Old World monkey native to Central and East Africa, ranging from the upper Congo River basin east to the East African Rift and south to northern Angola and Zambia. It sometimes includes the Sykes', silver, and golden monkey as subspecies.
View Wikipedia Record: Cercopithecus mitis

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
18
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.01
EDGE Score: 1.95

Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  19.84 lbs (9.00 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  366 grams
Female Maturity [2]  4 years 7 months
Male Maturity [2]  4 years 7 months
Arboreal [1]  Yes
Diet [1]  Herbivore
Gestation [2]  4 months 12 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  38 years
Weaning [2]  10 months 15 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Map Climate Land
Use
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Angolan Miombo woodlands Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Angolan Scarp savanna and woodlands Angola Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Central Congolian lowland forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
East African montane forests Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Arc forests Tanzania, Kenya Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Congolian swamp forests Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Eastern Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Mozambique Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Ethiopian montane forests Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Sudan Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Ethiopian montane grasslands and woodlands Ethiopia, Eritrea Afrotropic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Northeastern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern Congolian forest-savanna mosaic Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Southern Miombo woodlands Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Southern Rift montane forest-grassland mosaic Malawi, Tanzania Afrotropic Montane Grasslands 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
Zambezian and Mopane woodlands South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Namibia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Map Climate Land Use
Amboseli National Park National Reserve II 99624 Kenya
Gombe National Park II 8799 Tanzania
Kahuzi-Biéga National Park II 1647768 Democratic Republic of the Congo  
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda
Kruger National Park II 4718115 Mpumalanga, South Africa
Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve   Mpumalanga, South Africa  
Lake Manyara National Park II 78767 Tanzania  
Lake Nakuru National Park II 46472 Kenya  
Mahale Mountains National Park II 398414 Tanzania
Minziro Forest Reserve 76954 Tanzania  
Mlawula Nature Reserve IV 46444 Swaziland  
Mount Kenya Biosphere Reserve II 146694 Kenya
Omo Strict Natural Reserve Forest Reserve 328086 Nigeria  
Queen Elizabeth National Park II 522052 Uganda
South Luangwa National Park II 2220358 Zambia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Prey / Diet

Antiaris toxicaria[3]
Bridelia micrantha (Coastal Golden-leaf)[3]
Casearia battiscombei[3]
Commiphora harveyi[4]
Ficus chirindensis[5]
Ficus exasperata[5]
Ficus lutea (West African rubbertree)[5]
Ficus natalensis[5]
Ficus oreodryadum[5]
Ficus polita[5]
Ficus sansibarica[5]
Ficus scassellatii[5]
Ficus sur[3]
Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[5]
Ficus vallis-choudae[5]
Manilkara butugi[3]
Mimusops bagshawei[6]
Morus mesozygia[3]
Parinari excelsa[6]
Prunus africana (Red Stinkwood)[3]
Trilepisium madagascariense[3]
Uvariopsis congensis[6]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Andropadus curvirostris (Plain Greenbul)4
Andropadus gracilirostris (Slender-billed Greenbul)2
Andropadus importunus (Sombre Greenbul)3
Andropadus latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)4
Andropadus masukuensis (Shelley's Greenbul)3
Andropadus milanjensis (Stripe-cheeked Greenbul)2
Andropadus tephrolaemus (Western Greenbul)2
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)2
Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)7
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)7
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)7
Cephalophus monticola (blue duiker)2
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)10
Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)2
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)5
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)3
Colobus guereza (Guereza)8
Columba delegorguei (Eastern Bronze-naped Pigeon)2
Corythaeola cristata (Great Blue Turaco)2
Dicrurus adsimilis (Fork-tailed Drongo)2
Eidolon helvum (straw-colored fruit bat)5
Eremomela turneri (Turner's Eremomela)2
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)7
Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)4
Lamprotornis corruscus (Black-bellied Starling)3
Lamprotornis nitens (Cape Starling)2
Lophocebus kipunji (highland mangabey)2
Loxodonta africana (African Bush Elephant)3
Lybius torquatus (Black-collared Barbet)4
Micropteropus pusillus (Peters's dwarf epauletted fruit bat)2
Onychognathus walleri (Waller's Starling)2
Oriolus brachyrhynchus (Western Oriole)2
Oriolus larvatus (Black-headed Oriole)2
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)9
Paraxerus lucifer (black and red bush squirrel)2
Parus niger (Southern Black Tit)2
Phyllastrephus cabanisi (Cabanis's Greenbul)2
Phylloscopus budongoensis (Uganda Woodland Warbler)4
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)6
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)5
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)6
Pogoniulus pusillus (Red-fronted Tinkerbird)2
Procolobus badius (western red colobus)2
Pteropus voeltzkowi (Pemba flying fox)3
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)12
Rousettus egyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)3
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)7
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)2
Tauraco livingstonii (Livingstone's Turaco)3
Tauraco schalowi (Schalow's Turaco)4
Tauraco schuettii (Black-billed Turaco)3
Tockus alboterminatus (Crowned Hornbill)3
Tragelaphus scriptus (bushbuck)2
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)8
Turdus pelios (African Thrush)2
Turtur tympanistria (Tambourine Dove)2
Zosterops pallidus (Cape White-eye)3
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)6

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Dientamoeba fragilis[7]
Endolimax nana[7]
Entamoeba coli[7]
Entamoeba hartmanni[7]
Entamoeba histolytica[7]
Enterobius vermicularis[7]
Schistosoma mansoni[7]
Strongyloides fuelleborni <Unverified Name>[8]
Taenia serialis <Unverified Name>[8]
Trichostrongylus axei[7]
Trichuris trichiura <Unverified Name>[8]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
BREC's Baton Rouge Zoostuhlmanni
Giza Zoological Garden
Kansas City Zoostuhlmanni
Knoxville Zoological Gardensstuhlmanni
Nagyerdei Kultúrpark KHT.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoostuhlmanni
Usti nad Labem Zoo

Range Map

Link to Map
Africa;

Photos

Citations

Species recognized by Groves C.P., 30-Jul-2002, ITIS Global: The Integrated Taxonomic Information System in Catalog of Life 2011
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 animaldiversity.org 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 3Specialization 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. 4Seed Dispersal by Birds in a South African and a Malagasy Commiphora Species, Bärbel Bleher, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecotropica 6: 43–53, 2000 5"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 6Frugivory 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 7Nunn, 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. 8Gibson, 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 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International
Images provided by Wikimedia Commons licensed under a Creative Commons License
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
EDGE analysis provided by EDGE of Existence programme, Zoological Society of London
Range map provided by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), Conservation International & NatureServe.
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011