Cercopithecus sclateri Pocock, 1904

Sclater's monkey, White-throated guenon, Sclater's guenon



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1988

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Nigeria (southern)












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Oates, J. F. and Anadu, P. A. 1989. A field observation of Sclater’s guenon (Cercopithecus sclateri Pocock, 1904). Folia Primatologica [1989]: 93-96.

Oates, J. F. and Baker, L. R. In press. Cercopithecus sclateri. In: J. S. Kingdon and J. Kalina (eds), The Mammals of Africa, Academic Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

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Tooze, Z. J. 1995. Update on Sclater’s Guenon Cercopithecus sclateri in Southern Nigeria. African Primates 1(2): 38-41.


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