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see monkeymonkey,
any of a large and varied group of mammals of the primate order. The term monkey includes all primates that do not belong to the categories human, ape, or prosimian; however, monkeys do have certain common features.
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In the dim light of the West African forest, beautiful guenon monkeys send messages to each other with colourful face patterns.
Highest SIV prevalences were seen in red-tailed guenons (25%) and Tshuapa red colobus (24%), which represent 70% (226/330) of the primate bushmeat collected in this study.
We studied the 3 species of primates typically found in fragments near Kibale: red colobus (Procolobus rufomitratus), black-and-white colobus (Colobus guereza), and red-tailed guenons (Cercopithecus ascanius).
As well as studying the nest building and feeding activities of the Nigerian chimpanzees, the conservationists are researching the activities of guenons - a group of small primates that includes around 20 species - and are comparing the ecology and reproduction of the baboons that dwell in the forest and those that raid crops near the villages within the park.