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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.
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Cercopithecus mitis albogularis (Sykes' monkey) (Attributes)
Cercopithecus mitis albotorquatus (Pousargues's White-collared Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis boutourlinii (Boutourlini's Blue Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis doggetti (silver monkey) (Attributes)
Cercopithecus mitis erythrarchus (Stairs's White-collared Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis francescae (Red-eared Sykes's Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis heymansi (Lomami River Blue Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis kandti (golden monkey) (Attributes)
Cercopithecus mitis kolbi (Kolb's White-collared Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis labiatus (Samango Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis manyaraensis
Cercopithecus mitis mitis (Pluto Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis moloneyi (Moloney's White-collared Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis monoides (Tanzania Sykes's Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis opisthostictus (Rump-spotted Blue Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni (Stuhlmann's Blue Monkey)
Cercopithecus mitis zammaranoi (Somalia White-collared Monkey)

EDGE Analysis

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


Adult Weight [1]  12.278 lbs (5.569 kg)
Birth Weight [2]  366 grams
Female Weight [1]  9.282 lbs (4.21 kg)
Male Weight [1]  15.276 lbs (6.929 kg)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  64.6 %
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Vertebrates), Frugivore, Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Fruit [3]  50 %
Diet - Plants [3]  10 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  30 %
Diet - Vertibrates [3]  10 %
Forages - Arboreal [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [2]  4 years 7 months
Male Maturity [2]  4 years 7 months
Gestation [2]  4 months 12 days
Litter Size [2]  1
Litters / Year [2]  1
Maximum Longevity [2]  38 years
Snout to Vent Length [1]  25 inches (64 cm)
Weaning [2]  10 months 15 days
Habitat Substrate [4]  Arboreal


Protected Areas

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

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

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External References


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7Seed Dispersal by Birds in a South African and a Malagasy Commiphora Species, Bärbel Bleher, Katrin Böhning-Gaese, Ecotropica 6: 43–53, 2000
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Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0