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

EDGE Analysis

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


Arboreal [1]  Yes
Gestation [2]  6 months 1 day
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  0.4
Maximum Longevity [2]  36 years
Weaning [2]  7 months 23 days
Adult Weight [2]  20.543 lbs (9.318 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  425 grams
Diet [3]  Frugivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  50 %
Diet - Plants [3]  50 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  4 years


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

Prey / Diet Overlap


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


Parasitized by 
Pedicinus cercocebi[5]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Espace Zoolog de St-Martin-la-Plaine
Fota Wildlife Park
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Range Map



External References



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
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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License