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Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)

Wikipedia Abstract

The crested mona monkey, also known as the crowned guenon, crowned monkey, golden-bellied guenon, or golden-bellied monkey, (Cercopithecus pogonias), is a species of primate in the Cercopithecidae family found in Angola, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria.
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Cercopithecus pogonias grayi (Gray's Crowned Monkey)
Cercopithecus pogonias nigripes (Black-footed Crowned Monkey)
Cercopithecus pogonias pogonias (Golden-bellied Crowned Monkey)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 4.39
EDGE Score: 1.68


Adult Weight [1]  7.89 lbs (3.58 kg)
Birth Weight [1]  340 grams
Female Maturity [1]  4 years
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  50 %
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  20 %
Diet - Plants [2]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [2]  10 %
Diet - Vertibrates [2]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Gestation [1]  5 months 15 days
Litter Size [1]  1
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [1]  27 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Atlantic Equatorial coastal forests Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cameroonian Highlands forests Cameroon, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Cross-Sanaga-Bioko coastal forests Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Mount Cameroon and Bioko montane forests Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea 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
Northwestern Congolian lowland forests Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Democratic Republic of the Congo Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
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
Korup National Park II 322100 Cameroon
Nouabalï-Ndoki National Park II 1013529 Congo  
Parc National d'Odzala National Park II 3423581 Congo  
Reserve Forestiere et de Faune du Dja Wildlife Reserve IV 1551322 Cameroon  
Takamanda National Park II 167041 Cameroon  

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 No

Prey / Diet

Castanola paradoxa[3]
Chrysophyllum lacourtianum[3]
Coelocaryon preussii[3]
Dacryodes buettneri[3]
Dacryodes igaganga[3]
Dacryodes klaineana[3]
Dialium dinklagei[3]
Ficus sur (Cape fig)[4]
Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[4]
Hugonia platysepala[3]
Irvingia gabonensis (Bush mango)[3]
Irvingia grandifolia[3]
Musanga cecropioides (Musanga cecropioides)[3]
Pseudospondias microcarpa[3]
Pycnanthus angolensis[3]
Sherbournia bignoniiflora[3]
Staudtia kamerunensis var. gabonensis[3]
Strombosia grandifolia[3]
Symphonia globulifera[3]
Trichoscypha arborea[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Arizelocichla tephrolaema (Western Greenbul)1
Buccanodon duchaillui (Yellow-spotted Barbet)1
Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)2
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)2
Bycanistes subcylindricus (Grey-cheeked Hornbill)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)2
Chlorocichla laetissima (Joyful Greenbul)1
Cinnyricinclus leucogaster (Violet-backed Starling)1
Colobus guereza (Guereza)1
Columba larvata (Lemon Dove)1
Coracina caesia (Grey Cuckooshrike)1
Dicrurus adsimilis (Fork-tailed Drongo)1
Eidolon helvum (straw-colored fruit bat)1
Eurillas curvirostris (Plain Greenbul)1
Eurillas latirostris (Yellow-whiskered Greenbul)1
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)2
Gynaikothrips ficorum1
Heliosciurus rufobrachium (red-legged sun squirrel)1
Micropteropus pusillus (Peters's dwarf epauletted fruit bat)1
Onychognathus morio (Red-winged Starling)1
Onychognathus walleri (Waller's Starling)1
Oriolus brachyrynchus (Western Oriole)1
Oriolus oriolus (Eurasian Golden Oriole)1
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)2
Philantomba monticola (blue duiker)1
Phylloscopus budongoensis (Uganda Woodland Warbler)1
Phylloscopus trochilus (Willow Warbler)1
Ploceus bicolor (Dark-backed Weaver)1
Ploceus nigricollis (Black-necked Weaver)1
Pogoniulus bilineatus (Yellow-rumped Tinkerbird)1
Potamochoerus porcus (red river hog)1
Psittacula krameri (Rose-ringed Parakeet)1
Pteropus voeltzkowi (Pemba flying fox)1
Pycnonotus barbatus (Common Bulbul)2
Rousettus aegyptiacus (Egyptian rousette)2
Rungwecebus kipunji (highland mangabey)1
Sylvia atricapilla (Eurasian Blackcap)1
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)2
Tauraco livingstonii (Livingstone's Turaco)1
Tauraco schalowi (Schalow's Turaco)1
Tockus alboterminatus (Crowned Hornbill)1
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)2
Zosterops senegalensis (African Yellow White-eye)2

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bosphorus Zoo (Bogaziçi Hayvanatgrayi
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardengrayi
Twycross Zoo

Range Map

Africa; Takamanda Forest Reserve;



Attributes / relations provided by
1de 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
2Hamish 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
3Jorrit 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.
4"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
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