Golden Bellied Mangabey

Kingdom Order Family Genus Species
Animalia Primates Cercopithecidae Cercocebus Cercocebus chrysogaster
Golden-bellied Mangabey
IUCN Status: Endangered
  • Common Name: Golden-bellied Mangabey
  • Taxonomy Classification Year: 1900
  • Monkey Size: 40 to 80 cm (15.75 to 31.50 in)
  • Skin Color(s): Brown, black, white, or gray
  • Habitat: Rainforest
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Native Countries: Democratic Republic of Congo

Golden-bellied Mangabey Distribution

Golden-Bellied Mangabey Characteristics

Golden Bellied Mangabey

The golden-bellied mangabey[1] (Cercocebus chrysogaster) is a gregarious Old-World monkey found in humid, swampy forests south of the Congo River.

Cercocebus Chrysogaster

  • These mangabeys are easily distinguished from related species by an orange coloration on the ventral side.
  • Their dorsal side is usually gray, white, brown, black, or a combination of these fur colors.
  • They have long tails ranging from 18 to 40 inches long, depending on their stage of maturity.
  • Adult female species generally weigh between 4 and 8 kilograms, and males are larger, averaging 6 to 14 kilograms.
  • As babies, Golden-bellied mangabeys look like their parents and are born surprisingly strong so they can cling to their mother’s back for safety.

Golden Bellied Mangabey

Golden-Bellied Mangabey Facts

Golden Bellied Mangabey

  • Golden-bellied mangabeys are a migratory and social species, moving in groups of 8 to 30 members.
  • They are crepuscular and tend to be most active before dawn when it is easier to find food without being disturbed by other species.
  • Usually, there are one dominant male species per group, but the males are the protectors and primary gatherers.
  • Golden-bellied mangabeys primarily communicate through sound. They have special throat pouches that allow them to hear their calls up to a mile away.
  • They spend most of their time in trees and rarely interact with other species.

Golden Bellied Mangabey

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Key References
  • [1]“Cercocebus chrysogaster” – mindat.org. Accessed September 09, 2022. Link.

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