Old World monkeys II

(Cercopithecinae)

Class Mammalia Order Primates Family Cercopithecidae Subfamily Cercopithecinae

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Medium-sized mammals with forward-facing, quite large eyes, relatively large brains and a quadrupedal pattern of locomotion involving grasping hands and feet

Size

Number of genera, species

11 genera; 72 species

Habitat

Wide range of habitats, ranging from semi-arid scrub with only sparse vegetation to dense evergreen tropical rainforest

Conservation status

Critically Endangered: 1 species; Endangered: 8 species; Vulnerable: 10 species; Near Threatened: 16 species; Data Deficient: 3 species

Distribution

Predominantly occur in Africa south of the Sahara; macaques occur outside Africa, having a wide distribution throughout Asia and Southeast Asia

Distribution

Predominantly occur in Africa south of the Sahara; macaques occur outside Africa, having a wide distribution throughout Asia and Southeast Asia

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