Hocheur Du Ghana
Lesser white-nosed monkey
Troop, South side of the Doungou River
The Moustached guenon
Lake Manyara National Park
Common Name: Guenon
Scientific Name: Cercopithecus petaurista
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Primates
- Family: Cercopithecidae
- Genus: Cercopithecus
- Species: petaurista
Habitat: Wetlands and rainforests of the Old World (Africa, Asia, Europe).
Behavior: Territorial; tree-dwelling; active in the daytime; highly social; store foods in cheek pouches.
Diet: Insects, small reptiles, seeds, fruits, and leaves.
Photograph by Yvonne de Jong & Tom Butynski, wildsolutions.nl
Observed clearly, but briefly on the road to Bai Hokou.
Observed while walking the trail not far from Dzanga Bai with a troop of Gray-cheeked Mangabeys. Very small, beautiful monkeys.
The guenons (/ɡəˈnoʊn/ or /ˈɡwɛnən/) are the genus Cercopithecus of Old World monkeys. Not all members of this genus have the word "guenon" in their common names; also, because of changes in scientific classification, some monkeys in other genera may have common names that include the word "guenon". Nonetheless, the use of the term guenon for monkeys of this genus is widely accepted.