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Rungwecebus kipunji (highland mangabey)

Synonyms: Lophocebus kipunji

Wikipedia Abstract

The kipunji (Rungwecebus kipunji), also known as the highland mangabey, is a species of Old World monkey that lives in the highland forests of Tanzania. The kipunji has a unique call, described as a 'honk-bark', which distinguishes it from its close relatives, the grey-cheeked mangabey and the black crested mangabey, whose calls are described as 'whoop-gobbles'.
View Wikipedia Record: Rungwecebus kipunji

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Rungwecebus kipunji

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Rungwe Nature Reserve 38180 Tanzania  
West Kilombero Scarp Forest Reserve 475189 Tanzania  

Prey / Diet

Allophylus abyssinicus[1]
Chrysophyllum gorungosanum[1]
Ficus thonningii (Chinese banyan)[1]
Ilex mitis (mountain winterberry)[1]
Macaranga capensis[1]
Multidentia crassa[1]
Parinari excelsa[1]
Psydrax parviflora subsp. rubrocostata[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Bycanistes brevis (Silvery-cheeked Hornbill)1
Bycanistes bucinator (Trumpeter Hornbill)1
Cercopithecus ascanius (black-cheeked white-nosed monkey)1
Cercopithecus mitis (blue monkey)2
Cercopithecus pogonias (crowned guenon)1
Corythaeola cristata (Great Blue Turaco)1
Eidolon dupreanum (Madagascan fruit bat)1
Eidolon helvum (straw-colored fruit bat)1
Gorilla gorilla (gorilla)1
Gynaikothrips ficorum1
Pan troglodytes (chimpanzee)1
Pteropus rufus (Madagascan flying fox)1
Ruwenzorornis johnstoni (Ruwenzori Turaco)1
Tauraco corythaix (Knysna Turaco)1
Tauraco livingstonii (Livingstone's Turaco)1
Tauraco schalowi (Schalow's Turaco)1
Tauraco schuettii (Black-billed Turaco)1





Attributes / relations provided by
1Diet and feeding patterns in the kipunji (Rungwecebus kipunji) in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands: a first analysis, Tim R. B. Davenport, Daniela W. De Luca, Claire E. Bracebridge, Sophy J. Machaga, Noah E. Mpunga, Omari Kibure, Yahya S. Abeid, Primates (2010) 51:213–220
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
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