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Lophocebus albigena (gray-cheeked mangabey)

Synonyms: Cercocebus albigena weynsi; Cercocebus albigena zenkeri

Wikipedia Abstract

The grey-cheeked mangabey (Lophocebus albigena) is an Old World monkey found in the forests of Central Africa. It ranges from Cameroon down to Gabon. The grey-cheeked mangabey is a dark monkey, looking in shape overall like a small, hairy baboon. Its thick brown fur is almost black in its forest home, with a slightly rufus/golden mane around the neck. The sexes are similar, with the males slightly larger than the females. Three subspecies of this mangabey were previously recognized. In 2007, Colin Groves elevated them all to species level, splitting one (johnstoni) into two species.
View Wikipedia Record: Lophocebus albigena

Infraspecies

Lophocebus albigena johnstoni (Johnston's mangabey)
Lophocebus albigena osmani (Osman Hill's mangabey)
Lophocebus albigena ugandae (Uganda mangabey)

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
2
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
20
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.68
EDGE Score: 2.04

Attributes

Adult Weight [2]  20.54 lbs (9.32 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  425 grams
Female Maturity [2]  4 years
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  50 %
Diet - Plants [3]  50 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  6 months 1 day
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  0
Maximum Longevity [2]  36 years
Weaning [2]  7 months 23 days

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Albertine Rift montane forests Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi,Tanzania Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
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
Central Zambezian Miombo woodlands Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi Afrotropic Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
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
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
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda
Minziro Forest Reserve 76954 Tanzania  
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  

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
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

Annickia affinis[4]
Celtis mildbraedii (Natal White Stinkwood)[4]
Coelocaryon preussii[5]
Dialium dinklagei[5]
Erythrophleum suaveolens (Red Water Tree)[4]
Greenwayodendron suaveolens[4]
Margaritaria discoidea (Pheasant-berry)[5]
Myrianthus arboreus[5]
Pentaclethra macrophylla (oilbean tree)[4]
Xylopia hypolampra[4]
Xylopia rubescens[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Amblyospiza albifrons (Thick-billed Weaver)1
Bycanistes cylindricus (Brown-cheeked Hornbill)5
Bycanistes fistulator (Piping Hornbill)4
Ceratogymna atrata (Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill)5
Colobus polykomos (king colobus)1
Mandrillus sphinx (mandrill)2
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)1
Treron calvus (African Green Pigeon)1

Predators

Homo sapiens (man)[5]
Stephanoaetus coronatus (Crowned Eagle)[6]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Pedicinus cercocebi[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

    Maps
Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Espace Zoolog de St-Martin-la-Plainealbigena
Fota Wildlife Parkalbigena
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantesalbigena
Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Range Map

Africa;

Photos

Citations

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
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
4Seasonal Variation in the Feeding Ecology of the Grey-cheeked Mangabey (Lophocebus albigena) in Cameroon, JOHN R. POULSEN, CONNIE J. CLARK, AND THOMAS B. SMITH, American Journal of Primatology 54:91–105 (2001)
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.
6Predatory 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
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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