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Old World Monkeys: Cercopithecidae

Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, Old World Monkeys And People, Conservation Status, Western Red Colobus (piliocolobus Badius): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET

WESTERN RED COLOBUS (Piliocolobus badius): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
PROBOSCIS MONKEY (Nasalis larvatus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
RED-SHANKED DOUC LANGUR (Pygathrix nemaeus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
RHESUS MACAQUE (Macaca mulatta): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
MANDRILL (Mandrillus sphinx): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Leaf monkeys are found in Asia and Southeast Asia, except for the colobus monkeys. Cheek-pouched monkeys are found in Africa, including the Barbary macaque. All other macaques are found in Southeast Asia.

Old World monkeys live in virtually all land habitats, including grasslands, open dry forests, dense evergreen forests, mangroves, swamps, and forests along rivers. Some live near humans.

Leaf monkeys eat mainly leaves. Cheek-pouched monkeys consume fruits, seeds, insects, and occasionally young leaves.

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