Erythrocebus – Patas Monkeys

Family of the fastest monkeys

Erythrocebus are long-limbed, mostly ground-dwelling primates that may be found in West and Central African grassland and scrub habitats and southeast to the Serengeti plains.
The adult male Patas monkey has shaggy hair that is highlighted by a white mustache and white underparts and has a greyhound-like form.

The female has a similar but less eye-catching pattern and structure. Including the tail is nearly the same length, and it is between 50 and 70 cm (20 and 28 in) long.

It is omnivorous and quadrupedal and often lives in groups with one male and up to six females and their young. The dominant female in the troop usually takes the lead, with the male following after.