ANTH 021 HW Wk 3.3.08 - Females give birth after 5 months...

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Common Name: Blue Monkey Scientific Name: Cercopithecus mitis
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Geographic Distribution- East, Central, and South Africa-Angola, Burundi, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Habitat- Rain forests, Montane bamboo forests, forest canopy, and forest ground Very dependent on humid, shady areas with plenty of water
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Diet Fruit, Flowers Nectar Leaves Shoot Insects Birds Small mammals (including bush babies)
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Quadruped Arboreal Diurnal
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Sex Dimorphism Larger male Smaller female Male- Slightly larger canines than females
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Polygynous system; Seasonal breeding Females use body language such as pouting
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Unformatted text preview: Females give birth after 5 months • They take care of infant • Other females in group display interest in newborn infants Social Group Structure • Live in large groups between 10-40 members • Form mixed species group with other monkeys such as the Red-tailed Monkey and various Red Colobus Monkeys Conservation Status • Possibly threaten due to habitat loss • Being killed for destroying crops • Hunted for bush meat • Choose this primate because of its name. I thought it was actually blue. URLS • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Monkey • http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfil • http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/ • http://www.theprimata.com/cercopithecus_m • http://www.primates.com/monkeys/blue-mo...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course ANTH 021 taught by Professor Ratcliffejeffrey during the Spring '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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