Angolan Talapoin

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Miopithecus Miopithecus talapoin
Angolan Talapoin
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
  • Common Name: Angolan Talapoin
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1774
  • Monkey Size: 32 to 45 cm (12.6 to 17.7 inches)
  • Skin Color(s): Greenish-gray, greenish-yellow, and grayish-white
  • Habitat: Forest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Angola, Cameroon

Angolan Talapoin Distribution

Angolan Talapoin Characteristics

Angolan Talapoin

Also known as the Southern talapoin, Angolan talapoin[1] is a primate species in the Cercopithecidae family.

  • The Angolan Talapoin’s fur has thick yellow and black stripes on the back and sides and white or grayish-white stripes on the belly and chest.
  • The head is round and short-muzzled with a hairless face with black nasal fur lining the face.
  • The scrotum of Angolan talapoin is pink medially and blue laterally. The feet and hands are chrome yellow with a buff or reddish tint.
  • Tail color varies from grayish-black to brownish-black above and is yellow or yellowish-gray below.

Angolan Talapoin Facts

Miopithecus Talapoin

  • The Angolan talapoin monkeys are among the smallest species of Old-World monkeys.
  • They live in large groups averaging 70 to 100 individuals.
  • The adult females in the group outnumber the adult males.
  • They occupy relatively small home ranges near rivers or other water sources.
  • In captivity, the Angolan talapoin monkey lives for about 28 years. However, they can live much shorter lives in the wild due to predators’ high risk and prevalence.

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Key References
  • [1]“ADW: Miopithecus talapoin: INFORMATION”. Accessed July 31, 2022. Link.

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