Common patas monkey

Has distinctive alarm calls for different predators to warn other members of the group

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The common patas monkey also can be called hussar monkey or wadi monkey. They are covered in shaggy fur that is white on the underside as well as limbs and red on their back. The face is black, with a white beard and mustache.

They have extremely powerful back legs, and the adaptation of long limbs and short digits enable them to run at great speed, reaching up to 56.3 km/h (35 mph). This makes them the fastest primates in the world! Due to their unique habitat in more open areas with relatively sparse tree cover, they rarely take refuge from predators in trees but run on the ground away from predators.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Benin
2020
Burkina Faso
2020
Cameroon
2020
Central Af. Rep.
2020
Chad
2020
Côte D’ivoire
2020
DR Congo (Kinshasa)
2020
Ethiopia
2020
Gambia
2020
Ghana
2020
Guinea-Bissau
2020
Guinea
2020
Kenya
2020
Mali
2020
Mauritania
2020
Niger
2020
Nigeria
2020
Puerto Rico
2020
Introduced
Senegal
2020
Sierra Leone
2020
South Sudan
2020
Sudan
2020
Togo
2020
Uganda
2020

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd / Troop

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No