Animal Name: Patas Monkey

Scientific Names: Erythrocebus patas.

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Patas Monkey Introduction

The patas monkey is an Old World monkey (family Cercopithecidae) related to guenons. Because of its colour, white facial marking, and habits, it has also been called the hussar, military, or dancing red monkey, as well as the red guenon. This article was most recently revised and updated by Amy Tikkanen.4 May 2023

Description of Patas Monkey

Patas monkeys have a shaggy, reddish-colored coat. these monkeys have a greyhound-like build. The ventrum is white, as are legs and feet. Patas monkeys have whiskers on its chin and a white moustache. The male common patas monkey grows to 60 cm (24 in) to 87 cm (34 in) in length, excluding the tail, which measures 75 cm (30 in). Adult males are considerably larger than adult females, which average 49 cm (19 in) in length.[10] Adult males average 12.4 kg (27.3 lb) and adult females 6.5 kg (14.3 lb), showing a high degree of sexual dimorphism.[10] Reaching speeds of 55 km/h (34 mph), it is the fastest runner among the primates.[11] The life span in the wild can be up to about 20 years. It is found in many parts of central, western, and eastern Africa. It also has been introduced to Puerto RicoThe species avoids dense woodlands and lives in more open tropical savanna.
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